At Carrollwood Day School, the arts are alive and growing. Every student is given the chance to shine in his or her own spotlight through visual arts, music, drama and dance programs. Students are encouraged to experiment in their work and to develop creativity. The CDS curriculum focuses on developing strong foundation skills in music, performing arts, and the visual arts. Performing and studio arts programs help students learn tangible skills to help them achieve a higher level of personal expression.
A foundation in the arts is a gift that creates a taste for culture — a defining trait of any well-rounded life. In activities such as the Early Childhood Art Show, Elementary morning openings, Fall Festival and Spring Fling, performing arts productions, and the Middle School/Upper School Symphony of the Arts, students have many opportunities to perform and exhibit their artistic talents. Our upper school artists also have been selected to exhibit their work in a county-wide juried art show. Through the arts, our students gain a sense of confidence and self-awareness that allows them to succeed on life's many stages.
Opportunities to explore the arts and improve skills extend beyond the school day. Based on student interest, CDS also offers:
- Thespian troupes for both middle school and upper school students
- Themed summer programs for early childhood students
- After-school visual arts and music lessons
- Art camps
- Summer theatre camp