Westtown Middle School students learn to be motivated, kind, and collaborative citizens while developing their skills in our performing arts programs. Through participation in classes and ensembles, students discover the joy of working with others to create something new.
Every middle school student participates in a musical ensemble, working with our faculty of professional musicians as part of their academic program. In addition to developing skills in musical literacy and appreciation, participation in a music ensemble improves memory, self-confidence, pattern-recognition, language and reasoning, and risk-taking.
Although our program emphasizes development and process, it is important to share our work and our band, strings, percussion, and choral groups perform two concerts a year.
Theater and Film
Our students have the opportunity to shine in theater and filmmaking classes as part of our arts rotation. Through these courses, students develop the essential skills of creative thinking, collaboration, personal agency, critique, and persistence, while improving their sense of self-confidence and joy.
Each year, the Middle School produces a fully-staged production. Working with our professional director and design staff, students are given the opportunity to act, stage manage, build sets, serve on the tech and light crews, and even serve as designers. Every three years each grade produces a production of a Shakespeare Play as part of the Middle School Shakespeare Festival, a tradition going back to 1994!