To experience the joy of creating, to develop the confidence to perform before audiences, to express oneself through sound and color and gesture—these are the lessons the arts teach. The visual and performing arts are a vital aspect of a St. Andrew's education as well as our campus culture. The Joan D. and Jonathan B. O'Brien Arts Center, built in 2004, is a testimony to the brilliance, energy and legacy of all facets of the arts at St. Andrew's.
Students experience the arts at St. Andrew's beginning in the III Form
year, when all students take an arts survey course taught by the entire
visual and performing arts faculty. Following this course, all students at St. Andrew's are encouraged to explore and develop their artistic talent broadly, through further coursework in the Visual and Performing Arts Department and through the multitude of artistic, musical and dramatic organizations present on our campus.