The visual and performing arts play an integral role in the curriculum and life of the School. Under the guidance of Brearley’s highly skilled arts faculty, students gain in technical proficiency, attain a high level of artistic literacy and come to know the joy of discovering and sharing their talents.
The seventh floor of Brearley’s main school building features three dedicated rooms for painting, drawing and sculpture, along with a ceramics room and a photography lab and darkroom. The fifth floor contains teaching and rehearsal space for music. The Assembly Hall is the scene of theater productions, concerts, recitals and rehearsals, while smaller group events are often held in the Common Room on the first floor.
The students’ evolution as artists is richly evident in the exhibits and performances they present for the School community throughout the year. Sketches, paintings and photos are displayed on the gallery-like walls of the seventh floor, the first floor lobby and common areas throughout the School. Frequent musicales, dance and dramatic performances are given during the weekly assembly period and in the afternoon and evening in various venues at the School.