Academy Fine Arts
In addition to offering more than 30 courses in the visual and performing arts, the Academy’s Arts program provides an extremely diverse range of extracurricular opportunities, ranging from printmaking and student-directed plays to performing with the award-winning Graham Highlanders, one of the nation’s few high school pipe and drum bands.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Center for The Arts provides state-of-the-art classroom, studio, and practice-performance space, and our five-block daily schedule allows all students to include the arts as part of their high school experience, regardless of whether there are experimenting with a hobby or building a portfolio in pursuit of an art career. In addition to classroom and studio instruction by the Arts Department faculty (which includes seven professional artists), students also benefit from frequent workshops and seminars with internationally acclaimed artists and performers.
We are also active partners with several local and state arts institutions, programs, and organizations, including the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Catamount Arts, Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, and the Vermont Arts Council as part of our ongoing effort to introduce and encourage young people’s participation in the arts. These efforts include an annual arts open house for area elementary school students and a variety of summer programs.
Click here to view the video segment, "Main Streets and Back Roads, St. Johnsbury, Vermont" dated 4 Nov. '09 from WCVB-TV5 in Boston, MA.
Click here for a slideshow of the Morse Center.