Arts at Westtown

At Westtown School, we believe the arts are integral to every child’s development, and an important aspect of every student’s education. In each discipline, we emphasize collaboration and the creative process, and our innovative arts curriculum offers opportunities for creative exploration, performance, and the joy of self-expression. Our arts programs are designed to cultivate  the innate creativity, curiosity, and inventiveness of our students. In all divisions, students engage in a rich array of music, performing arts, and visual arts that foster skills in performance , musical exploration, and creative expression. Arts classes add dimension to the curriculum and encourage hands-on learning and critical thinking. 

In the Upper School, our commitment to training the next generation of artists and leaders is evident through a collaborative and process-oriented approach across visual arts, music, theater, and dance. Our state-of-the-art facilities support artistic exploration, and our graduates go on to excel in prestigious art programs. We invite you to explore each of our divisional arts programs below.

Recent Art News

Thespian Society Inductees

We are excited to share news about the newest members of Westtown’s Thespian …

Senior Art Show

The Senior Art Show, a long-standing Westtown tradition, opened on May 22. …

Musical Notes

Spring is concert season at Westtown, a time when students share their talents …

Chicago: Teen Edition!

The Upper School Spring Musical, Chicago: Teen Edition, was a smash! Featuring …

Visiting Artist: Mareck Bennett

Westtown Middle School and the Westtown Arts Department welcomed Marek Bennett …

Upper School Musical 2024

The Upper School Spring Musical, Chicago: Teen Edition, opens on May …

Arts Awards and Accolades

Congratulations, Musicians!
Jugad Singh ’27 recently earned First Place …

Multidisciplinary Arts Field Trip

The Visual and Performing Arts Department embarked on its first-ever Upper …

Quaker Artist Todd Drake Returns

Westtown Lower School, and Lower School art teachers Jane Chesson and Kelly …

Middle School Musical 2024

Middle School students staged a wonderful production of Newsies Junior. When …

Upper School Winter Concert

Bravo to all of our Upper School singers and musicians who performed in the …

Fall Dance Concert

Elements Dance Company and the Upper School Fall Dance Ensemble put on quite …

Upper School Fall Play

The Upper School Fall Play, Move Fast and Break Things by Mark …

Featured Artist

Congratulations to Mallory Peters ’23 whose piece “Historial …

Middle School Visiting Artist

The Middle School and the Visual Arts Department welcomed guest artist Todd …

Spotlight on Performing Arts

Upper School Musical Our spring musical, Broadway Our Way, was …

Chesco Band Fest Nominees

Congratulations to the six Westtown students in 5th and 6th grade who were …

Middle School Artists Receive Honors

Delia Sanchez’s ’27  sculpture was selected as a Juror’s Prize by the …

Arts Awards and Accolades

This winter, seven Upper School students were honored with 20 recognitions …

Winter Dance Concert

Elements Dance Company’s and the Upper School Winter Dance Ensemble’s Winter …

Third Grade Celebrates Carnaval!

In February, the Lower School lobby was bedecked with a beautiful Carnaval …