The Saint Edward’s School Mission Statement emphasizes the importance of the “Whole Child”; our Fine and Performing Arts Program is a key element in this early childhood development
, giving each student the tools to be able to enter the adult world as a creative and assertive individual.
Exposure to the arts and a child’s first inspiration through the arts can be a life-changing experience .and it is the SES Arts staff mission to support and encourage every child to express their “inner” artist.
The Fine Arts and Performing Arts Department instructors are themselves practicing artists; some in duel mediums, and they encourage participation in all areas of choral and instrumental music, art and art history, technical theatre practice and design, and theater and speech performance. The Arts staff firmly believes that students can excel in more than one arts medium, and they support an individual student’s choice to participate in as many arts divisions as possible.
The Fine and Performing Arts facilities include the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts, a 808-seat state-of-the-arts performance venue, where SES students present a minimum of 6 concerts and 3 Main Stage theatrical productions a year. In-between public performances, SES students use the facility as a laboratory to test and develop their talents. Numerous guest artists and orchestras appear at the Waxlax Center with students having the opportunity to view and even work with touring professionals in master classes or during the actual public performance.
In addition to the Waxlax Center, the Arts Department also has separate facilities at the Lower, Middle, and Upper School designated and dedicated as choral, instrumental, and visual arts classrooms which include individual practice rooms.
The Saint Edward’s Arts Department faculty and facilities is unequaled and peerless on the Treasure Coast. At Saint Edward’s, parents will be confident that the school will respect, nurture, and develop their child’s artistic talents while giving their child the strong academic structure they need to succeed in a 21st century job market.