Performing and Visual Arts
Students in all grades participate in FA's signature program, Arts Across the Curriculum. Instead of having students study art in academic classes, we invite students to actually create the art. The Arts Across the Curriculum program engages multiple intelligences through the arts and exposes all students to the traditional subject matter in a tactile, sensory, and expressive way. By doing so, learning is deeply embedded—and often inspired.
FA's drama department produce and perform three plays a year, two open to the whole school and one for middle-school students only.
In 2017, FA completed a performing arts center, which includes a music room, black-box theater, design shop, gallery space, and a state-of-the-art control room for lighting and sound.
In 2021-22, 5 students were named to Senior and Junior District Music Festivals and 1 was named to All-Cape Music Festivals.
6 students won 8 awards in the 2021 Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, including 2 gold, 3 silver, and 3 honorable mentions.
6 students won 9 awards at the 2022 SISAL (small independent schools art league) Art Competition, including best in show, first place for drawing, second place for printmaking, third place for photography, and six honorable mentions.