St. Andrew’s kindergarten class is one of 10 kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes in the country to be named a runner-up in last month’s “The Word Collector” Classroom Contest, which invited students to create illustrations of their favorite feeling words.
Attendees of this year’s winter musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” will see that the cast and crew have put as much care into the look of the musical as they have into the acting, singing, and dancing.
Six St. Andrew’s artists were honored with Scholastic Art & Writing Northeast Region awards including four Gold Key Awards, the highest recognition at the regional level. Seniors FaSade Fagoroye, Ava Fainberg, and Ashlynn Smith were the recipients of those top awards.
Students performing in this weekend’s production of “The Laramie Project” were not alive when Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming, was murdered, but his story has resonated in the St. Andrew’s community this month 20 years after his death.
Ask Tim Rogan ’07 and he will tell you, he had a comprehensive education at St. Andrew’s, filled with AP classes, high-level athletic competition, performing arts opportunities and plenty of club offerings. He also will tell you that one of the most valuable things he learned, perhaps the one that has aided him most in his career as an actor, was the importance of teamwork.
One of the most recognizable names in comedy, Whitney Cummings ’00 has spent years making audiences laugh with her writing and performing. She took time out of her schedule to discuss her comedy, career, and St. Andrew’s.
Art teachers Lauren Cook and Justin Pyles will present an exhibition of their landscape paintings this weekend at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park. A mutual appreciation for each other’s art inspired the collaboration.
Seven St. Andrew’s students won 10 different awards in the Scholastic Art & Writing Northeast Art Region competition. Three seniors, three juniors and a seventh grader won awards ranging from Gold Key to Honorable Mention.
When he isn’t busy teaching St. Andrew’s students the fundamentals of theater, or directing the forthcoming spring musical “Cabaret,” drama teacher Ritchie Porter is perfecting his craft as an actor with the Lumina Studio Theatre in Silver Spring.
A year ago, we featured Steven Levenson in our Annual Report. The 2002 graduate's show "Dear Evan Hansen" had just completed a successful run on D.C.'s Arena Stage and was prepping for an off-Broadway production. Now, a year later, his show has debuted on Broadway. Here is the original feature as it appeared in the 2015 Annual Report along with a link to the outstanding review from the New York Times.
The Upper School Fall Play begins this weekend and while the choice of play is traditional - Williams Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” - the production itself certainly is not. The St. Andrew’s Players have given the court of Athens a modern setting, complete with cellphones, press conferences, and GPS.
All Middle and Upper School students have the opportunity to create a personal digital gallery of the art they create while students at St. Andrew's. To see their growth as artists and visual learners and to enjoy some great art, click here.
Each year one student artwork by a senior is identified for distinction as the annual Richard Klemm Boyd, Jr. awardee. The artwork selected represents a model example of the high concept and craft our student artists achieve. It is purchased from the student artist and becomes part of St. Andrew's permanent art collection.
Our Visual Arts Program
Our pre-K through 12th grade visual arts program offers nurturing yet rigorous studio environments and instructional approaches that support a diverse range of student interests, aptitudes and learning styles. The visual arts curriculum is structured to affirm and develop the artist within every student by:
Guiding creative self-expression;
Exposure to a variety of artistic styles and cultural traditions in both historical and contemporary contexts;
Experience with a variety of media, techniques, and studio problem-solving processes;
The development of a personal visual art portfolio that follows students through their educational experience at St. Andrew’s.
The visual arts program emphasizes the importance of authentic self-expression, the development of personal voice and an appreciation for the variety and richness of human expression through the visual arts, whether students are learning about art in a classroom or in one of the many visual arts studios at this school. Our courses address age-appropriate learning goals in each division, and are designed to support and celebrate every kind of learner. Each year St. Andrew's students engage in stimulating new visual arts experiences and modes of expression. They develop the problem-solving skills required for measurable growth and mastery in the visual arts and are encouraged to take informed risks in their learning processes and objectives.
Students are encouraged to use their talents in the visual arts for service. Our first formal art-in-service programs and now a St. Andrew's tradition, all St. Andrew's students and families can participate in the annual Bowl-a-thon on Martin Luther King Day that helps to support our partner school in Haiti.
Through guided studio production, critical inquiry, and formative and summative assessments, students develop abilities for authentic personal expression, identify their unique personal aesthetic, and attain a deeper appreciation of the diverse range and power of human creativity.