Ever since Ethel Walker declared the importance of a young woman’s growth and development in all aspects of her education — academic, artistic and athletic — the Arts have played a key role in the lives of students at Walker's.
Every student at The Ethel Walker School is involved in the arts. Many discover previously untapped talents; for some a door is opened to a career or lifetime passon. Students with a strong artistic interest may pursue an arts concentration, delving deeply into one area of the visual or performing arts to develop skills at an advanced level: preparing a portfolio for college admission or working with a master teacher in choreographing original dance works.
The philosophy of the Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre Departments is to engage and enlighten students in the Arts, allowing them to express the emotional aspects of their lives. Elective courses provide students with ample choices by which to pursue their artistic spirit. Concerts, dance performances, gallery showings, recitals, and theatre productions engage the entire community in a process of creative comprehension.