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Art enhances life within the community.

Opportunities to explore the arts are abundant at St. Mark’s. Our robust program includes innovative courses in music, theater, and visual arts—each one designed to complement our academic vision and broaden individual horizons. All students are required to take one year of fine arts study, but we find many eagerly participate in additional coursework.

The arts offers students a chance to find and express their authentic voice. Through study and performance, we discover the unifying power of human emotion and embark on the journey for self-discovery. At the heart of every production is a willingness to engage honestly and collaborate with a diverse group of minds toward a common goal."

Christopher Kent, Theater Director, Chair of Art Department

Arts News

Acapella groups from several schools and universities perform at St. Mark's every winter for the Myron A. Wick, Jr. Choral Festival (Wick Festival). The Wick Festival is offered in memory of St. Mark's alumnus Myron A. Wick '33, in honor of his lifelong enjoyment of singing. It was established in 1992 through the generosity of the Wick family and friends.
The Theater Department is an active component in the life of the school, mounting a major main stage production in fall and winter. The productions are brought to life in our intimate black box theater and are typically modern and ensemble-based.
Outside view of the Putnam Family Arts Center on campus in the fall.

In the Putnam Family Arts Center (PFAC), students exhibit evidence of hard work and creative exploration. Printmaking, ceramics, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, music, theatre, voice, and other performance pieces—students have access to professional-level equipment and produce work that goes way beyond traditional high school levels.