Beyond learning the fundamentals of any specific art,
Menlo’s Creative Arts program helps students—those with and without previous
artistic experience—develop confidence, self-awareness, the ability to
articulate their ideas and the creative-thinking skill set.
In the 21st century, this creative-thinking skill
set is critical. As global issues become increasing complex, our future will
depend on solving these challenges with creative ideas. Menlo School’s Creative
Arts program teaches the skills students will be called upon to use throughout
their time at Menlo, as they prepare for college admissions, and in their
Students are first introduced to Creative Arts through the
Freshman Seminar program: a rotation of short courses in Drama, Dance, Chorus
and Studio Art. A wide variety of elective courses, clubs and extracurricular
activities focus on a wide range of artistic endeavors. We invite everyone from
within and outside the Menlo community to share the passions and enthusiasms of
our student artists at the many events open to the public.