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.

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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.
  • Isabel Manalo 

    Visual Arts Teacher
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    Yale University - MFA
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago - BFA
    University of Wisconsin, Madison - BS
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Ringenberg 

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    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.