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, drama, 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 and assemblies, the Middle School musical performing arts presentations, elementary grade level performances, High School Performing Arts Showcases, Fall Festival and Spring Fling, students have many opportunities to perform and exhibit their artistic talents. Our high school students also share their talents with the community. CDS high school artists exhibit their work in a county-wide juried art show and the Flamenco Dance Troupe performs at local nursing homes. At the end of their senior year, students who participated in the DP Arts classes host an evening art exhibit featuring their work from their junior and senior years. 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:
- Themed summer programs for early childhood students
- After-school visual art lessons
- Art Camps