We understand that painting, drawing, ceramics, music and acting are just as important to brain development as reading and writing. The arts foster the experimentation and expression of ideas that are part of the 21st century skills all graduates will need. Our dedication to visual and performing art is visible in our extraordinary dramatic productions, concerts and art shows.

Visual Arts



Arts Department

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Jim Gagne

    Jim Gagne 

    MS & HS Performing Arts
    202-362-8882 x651
    University of Hartford - B.F.A.
  • Photo of John Howard

    John Howard 

    Performing Arts Department Chair / MS & HS Performing Arts / MS Soccer Coach
    202-362-8882 x647
    UNC Chapel Hill - B.M.
  • Photo of Allen Jackson

    Allen Jackson 

    MS & HS Visual Arts
    202-362-8882 x658
    Howard University - B.F.A.
    Maryland Institute College of Art - M.F.A.
  • Photo of Lucinda Leach

    Lucinda Leach 

    Visual Arts Department Chair / MS & HS Visual Arts
    202-362-8882 x660
    Dartmouth College - B.A.
    George Washington University - M.A.
  • Photo of Isabel Manalo

    Isabel Manalo 

    MS & HS Visual Arts
    202-362-8882 x236
    Yale University - MFA
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago - BFA
    University of Wisconsin, Madison - BS
  • Photo of Elizabeth Ringenberg

    Elizabeth "Liz" Ringenberg 

    MS & HS Performing Arts
    202-362-8882 x203
    Shepherd University - Bachelors Music Education



Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.