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Every day at Greensboro Day School, the arts enrich the lives and academic experience of our community. At every grade level, students participate in fine arts classes and programs that allow them to enhance their imagination while mastering foundational skills, learning to appreciate and think critically about art, and developing a lifelong appreciation for self-expression and creativity.

GDS offers a rich and varied program in the fine and performing arts, both in the curriculum and through extracurricular activities. The arts are also an important part of our schoolwide STEAM curriculum, which integrates art & design into the traditional STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Two boy choral students singing at a concert
Matilda stands defiantly in a scene from Matilda Jr.

Fine Arts at GDS

Explore our program


Classes for grades 5–8 and three productions annually


Classes for every age and performing groups in strings, band, and choral music

Visual Arts

Classes in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and design

Matilda Jr cast on stage raising their hands in the air
Lower school music students keep time on the sticks
Male upper school student shows his ceramics work to his teacher