We consider our arts program central to the growth and development of each student’s sense of self. Through a wide variety of mediums, visual arts students express who they are and how they relate to the world. But most importantly, they become artists and learn to value their own creative expression and voice.
We also apply our creative problem solving to issues of social justice and environmental activism. From re-imagining the public art in Pack Square to using interior design principles to re-imagine prisons and hospitals to drawing self portraits in the style of Kehinde Wiley, we explore all facets of life through our art.
In addition to the visual arts, our students are immersed in music and drama classes throughout the year. Our music classes focus on music literacy, performance, creativity, and appreciation. Each semester they have an opportunity to showcase their talents through the fall play and other community-wide social events throughout the school year.
At Hanger Hall, the arts are the most popular form of self-expression for our middle school students. We encourage our students to express themselves from within rather than through what they wear or what they own. Our arts program provides them with just the right outlet.