GFS is a school profoundly alive with the energy of the arts. The evidence is everywhere: corridors that vibrate with color and echo with music, stages brought to life almost daily with productions. Creativity and performance are woven into our culture—every day, across every division.
Strength in Wonders
Whether Kindergartners are singing before an assembly or Upper Schoolers are staging Ibsen, the vibrancy of our arts program is hard to miss. The choir tours internationally. The theater program takes on modern masterworks from around the world—along with classic musicals like Guys and Dolls and Pirates of Penzance. The art department transforms the campus into one giant gallery for the annual spring All-School Art Show.
In the Early Childhood Program and in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, GFS offers a rich and deep curriculum in visual and the performing arts.
Threads of art history and music theory weave through classes in the earliest grades, while in later years, students explore advanced electives and embrace ambitious artistic challenges.
The school’s facilities support this top-caliber program with spacious, light-filled studios, numerous practice rooms, and a mainstage theater with professional quality lighting and sound. The strength of the GFS arts program is not only that it allows students of talent to go far, but that it involves all of our students in creative and meaningful ways.