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.
Parish Upper School Thespians were inducted into the International Thespian Society (ITS) on Tuesday, May 10. The ITS is an honor society for theatre students. To be inducted, students must have completed more than a hundred hours working on theatre productions; members are also recognized for academic excellence.
Kevin Ash is the ITS Troupe 7292 Director and Upper School theater film teacher.
Among the graduating thespians, there are 10 Vice Presidental Scholars, indicating a 3.5 or greater GPA.
Inductee Hours of service Honors
Madalyn White 120 hours Thespian Scholar
Brad Fetter 160 hours
Aanika Gupta 160 hours Vice President's List Scholar
Griffin Holtby 160 hours
Nash Killebrew 160 hours
Brianna Marcus 160 hours
Blaire Messmann 160 hours
Anna Nielson 160 hours
Jefferson Ratliff 160 hours
Kara Eisenstat 260 hours Vice President's List Scholar
Grant Gilker 320 hours
Jared Miller 320 hours
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.