The Arts Program
At Rivers, the visual and performing arts are an integral part of the curriculum. Our arts requirement—three years of performing and visual arts in the Middle School, and at least two full years in the Upper School—offers broad flexibility and ensures that students are able to tailor an arts program to suit their creative passions and abilities.
The Revers Center For Science and Visual Arts is home to five spacious, light-filled art studios with cutting-edge tools and facilities for ceramics, sculpture, photography, woodworking, and two-dimensional arts. Our students routinely garner dozens of awards in prestigious art competitions such as the Scholastic Art and Writing awards and the SISAL Art Competition.
With the resources of The Rivers School Conservatory on the school’s campus, the opportunities for musicians and performers are nothing short of extraordinary. In a typical year, Rivers mounts two major dramatic productions in each division, with students not only appearing on stage but contributing their talents as choreographers, costume designers, and members of the tech crew and pit orchestra. The performance calendar is replete with concerts by our student ensembles, from chorus to orchestra to jazz to musical theater.