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…the arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the fullness of our humanity.  We value them for themselves, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children’s minds and spirits.  That is why in any civilization--ours included--the arts are inseparable from the very meaning of the term ‘education.’ We know from long experience that no one can claim to be truly educated who lacks basic knowledge in the arts.  
--National Standards for Arts Education
Character and creativity are cultivated through our comprehensive, award-winning Fine and Performing Arts programs. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in a variety of disciplines and study under teaching artists who continue to work professionally in their field.
At Greensboro Day School, students beginning in Lower School can experience everything including a full general music curriculum, Suzuki strings instruction, visual arts, the opportunity to participate in our high-quality drama productions, chorus, band, and string ensembles. Middle School requires music and art classes for every student, and students can also participate in extracurricular drama and dance. By Upper School, drama, music, and art students are performing at an advanced level, enjoying a broad selection of courses and extracurricular opportunities. Drama students can participate in three extracurricular theatre productions annually. They have won Superiors at the NC Thespian Festival and have been fortunate enough to be chosen to perform at Lincoln Center in one-night only Broadway concerts multiple times. Music students compete and perform at venues throughout the state and at Carnegie Hall in NYC, and our Jazz Band has recorded their own CD.  Visual Arts students experiment with the most current techniques and mediums, working with everything from monoprinting to digital design.  We also have a one-of a kind ceramics program with our own wood-fired kiln on campus. All arts programs bring in artists and programs for master classes regularly. Performances take place in the Davison Center for the Arts, which has a fully outfitted 600 seat proscenium theatre with a fly system (Sloan Theatre) and a flexible black box theatre (Bell Family Studio Theatre.)  Technicians learn their craft with updated equipment and technology.  Our alumni include professional musicians, actors, artists, photographers, technicians, playwrights, composers, and arts administrators. 
Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.