Theatre is offered at the curricular level beginning in 5th grade and through Parish EXTEND for students as young as 4 years old. In addition, each academic year, PARISHarts holds open auditions for Middle and Upper School Musicals, and a wide variety of plays.
The Parish Rosettes Drill Team is just one example of the extracurricular arts programs offered at Parish. These girls support Panther Athletics as well as put on a full length dance show in the Winter.
Dance at Parish begins as young as 18 months and permeates all the way through 12th grade. It is offered both as a curricular and extracurricular option as well as in the summer and afterschool ParishEXTEND program. At Parish, we believe the skills and knowledge learned in dance help students develop meaningful concepts of self, human relationships and their physical environments.
With over 100 students in the Middle School Band program, PARISHarts continues to enhance the educational experience of our students through music.
With a cast and crew of nearly 70, Parish Episcopal School presented the Upper School musical Hairspray February 1-4, 2018. The show sold out in minutes and featured Middle and Upper School performers and one faculty member. Hairspray is based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray and the book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan; music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman.
Jessica Barnett with PARISHarts theatre tells us more about the message and the magic behind the popular show.
In a given year, PARISHarts produces more than 70 student performances!
Through the Independent Study Program students are given opportunities to further their knowledge and experiences in a particular discipline. The teacher in the discipline develops a curriculum for the study personalized to the passions of that particular student.