The Lower School Arts Program

The arts play a significant, integrated role in the Lower School to affirm and develop artistry within every student. Our programming offers nurturing and exploratory environments for students to learn, grow, and play through creative processes in both visual and performing arts. Students participate in both forms twice each week throughout the year and regularly showcase their work through exhibits and performances. 

Preschool - Second Grade

The focus for our younger students is to discover and celebrate their artistic and expressive abilities. Students are guided through artmaking, musical explorations, and creative movement tailored and sequenced to support their early childhood development. By exploring a wide variety of tools, materials, and diverse styles and genres, students develop their love for the arts and hone their gross and fine motor skills, as well as their abilities to concentrate, persevere, and collaborate.

Third - Fifth Grade

The focus for our older students is to further realize their creative potential and advancing their artistic literacies within the arts and interdisciplinarily. Visual arts courses collaborate with design science to develop students’ investigations and sensitivity to the elements of art, principles of design, how to understand patterns, and make predictions. Performing arts students continue honing their musicianship with classes emphasizing performance skills and musical literacy, expanding their instrumentation, vocal abilities, and musical complexity through sequenced levels of repertoire.

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  • Individual Music Lessons

    The lower school offers individual and small group lessons for piano and violin. These are offered before and after school.  For more information, please contact Judy Kee (

Lower School Arts Calendar

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  • November

    Kindergarten - Grade 5 Grandparents & Special Friends Day Assembly
  • December

    Preschool Holiday Concert
    Elementary Holiday Show
  • March

    Lower School Talent Show
  • April

    Grade-Level Dramatic Arts Showcases
  • May

    Fifth Grade Musical
    Lower School Family Heritage Night
    Lower School Art Show Exhibit
  • June

    Lower School Arts Celebrations

Learn more about the Lower School Arts Program

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.