Arts

The Arts at SLS

A nascent creator lies within each of us. St. Luke's arts program opens wide doors to imagination, free creative play and invention. Mentored by talented faculty, students compose their own music in the MIDI lab; paint, sketch, design, and sculpt in the Art House; dance, sing, act, build, produce, and perform in our Seldin Performing Arts Center and Black Box Theater. Through their creative endeavors, our students add dimension—to themselves, their school, and their community.

National Standards for Arts Education

. . . the arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey. That is why, in any civilization, 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 and skills in the arts."
 

Arts Calendar

List of 8 events.

  • Apr
    30
  • May
    1

    US Spring Play: DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal

    Seldin Performing Arts Center
    A story of the Peanuts characters now grown up and in high school. When CB's dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful.
  • May
    2

    US Spring Play: DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal

    Seldin Performing Arts Center
    A story of the Peanuts characters now grown up and in high school. When CB's dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful.
  • May
    2

    US Spring Play: DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal

    Seldin Performing Arts Center
  • May
    8

    MS Spring Play: THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILDHOOD CENTER by Dylan Schifrin

    Wyckoff Family Black Box Theater
    When Reggie Watson is accepted into The Exceptional Childhood Center, a highly competitive preschool, he believes he’s set for life—since everyone knows that getting into the right preschool is the gateway to a successful future. But not so fast…Reggie must make it through the one-day trial period first. Desperate to prove he’s a fit, he tries too hard, and of course, disaster strikes. As his future flashes before his eyes. Reggie and his band of quirky classmates deal with the consequences of his mistake, discovering things about themselves and learning a lesson more valuable than the school could ever teach them.
  • May
    9

    MS Spring Play: THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILDHOOD CENTER by Dylan Schifrin

    Wyckoff Family Black Box Theater
    When Reggie Watson is accepted into The Exceptional Childhood Center, a highly competitive preschool, he believes he’s set for life—since everyone knows that getting into the right preschool is the gateway to a successful future. But not so fast…Reggie must make it through the one-day trial period first. Desperate to prove he’s a fit, he tries too hard, and of course, disaster strikes. As his future flashes before his eyes. Reggie and his band of quirky classmates deal with the consequences of his mistake, discovering things about themselves and learning a lesson more valuable than the school could ever teach them.
  • May
    13

    MS-US Band Concert

    Classrooms - Seldin Center (PAC) - Seldin Ctr
  • May
    16

    St. Luke's Theatre Company presents 26 PEBBLES by Eric Ulloa

    Wyckoff Family Black Box Theater
    On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed twenty-six innocent souls before taking his own life. These twenty-six innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings. This is the story of those vibrations.
    Similar in style to The Laramie Project, playwright Eric Ulloa conducted interviews with members of the community in Newtown and crafted them into an exploration of gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.
St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.