Semester electives and discipline-based studios in
the Upper School give students the chance to explore specific media in-depth. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on the visual expression of ideas, the creative value of taking risks and making mistakes, in addition to a vibrant combination of careful planning, visual problem-solving, and experimental play.
Enrollment permitting, all art courses in Grades 9–12 may be taken more than once. The Visual Art Department distribution requirement must be completed by choosing one course from each group (2-D art, 3-D art, and applied art).