What's Happening in the Arts

Read below to learn about news and current projects happening in the arts at Steward.


October Arts Highlights

Get to know Lower, Middle, and Upper School music teacher Heidi Taylor.


September Arts Highlights

Get to know junior Sonali Sanjay, technical theatre teacher Ryan Gallagher, and art teacher Sejal Vaywala.


May Arts Highlights

Learn about our first arts signing ceremony for seniors and get to know Samson Trinh.


March Arts Highlights

Get to know theatre teacher Susan Sanford and theatre student Evan Dymon.


February Arts Highlights

See photos from this month's Winter Jazz Jam concert and the winter play!


January Arts Highlights

Get to know Middle and Upper School instrumental music teacher and band director John McAlister.


Theatre Students Found Inaugural International Thespian Society

Led by theatre teacher Craig Smith, 15 Upper School theatre students comprise Steward’s first ITS.

December 2017

December Arts Highlights

Read about the accomplishments of five chorus students, plan a visit to the new Middle School art display, and get to know visual arts teacher Cindy Grissom and senior Morgan King.

November 2017

November Arts Highlights

Learn more about visual arts teacher Lynn Zinder and grade 9 choral student Laya Koder.


Spanish Students Create "Day of the Dead" Kites

Middle School Spanish classes study how Guatemalans celebrate the Day of the Dead.


Fall Play Presents Compelling Coming-of-Age Story

Come see the first mainstage production of the year, “Look Homeward, Angel,” October 19-21 in the Lora M. Robins Theatre.


Steward's First Ever Drumline to Perform at SpartaFest

Ninth-grade Harrison Gelber’s passion for percussion led him to form a student drumline at Steward.


Grade 4 Classes Collaborate to Write Original Play

Grade 4 students improvised, wrote their own theatrical retelling of the Jamestown settlers’ journey.

October 2017

October Arts Highlights

Learn more about music teacher Bonnie Anderson and grade 9 band student Harrison Gelber.


Steward Voices

Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15


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