In addition to our fine academics, we emphasize the importance of the arts. 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.

  • Jim Gagne 

    Middle/High School Performing Arts
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    University of Hartford - B.F.A.
  • John Howard 

    Performing Arts Department Chair, Middle/High School Music, Head Middle School Girls Soccer Coach
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    UNC Chapel Hill - B.M.
  • Allen Jackson 

    Middle/High School Art
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    Howard University - B.F.A.
    Maryland Institute College of Art - M.F.A.
  • Lucinda Leach 

    High/Middle School Art, Visual Art Dept. Chair
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    Dartmouth College - B.A.
    George Washington University - M.A.
  • Eileen Lyons 

    Middle/High School Art
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    American University - M.A.
    St. Mary's College of Notre Dame - B.F.A.
    University of Virginia
    Corcoran College of Art and Design
  • Maximilian "Max" Nolin 

    Baldwin Wallace University - Bachelor of Music
    Westminster Choir College of Rider University - Master of Music
Co-ed, progressive college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.