Academy of the Arts


The Academy of Arts was created to serve the needs of students who live in lower New Castle County and want to pursue an art-infused, yet highly competitive, high school academic program. Arts programs are designed to explore and develop the creative potential of students interested in performing and/or visual arts.


Based in Ballet technique, ensemble and solo work and encompassing classical vocabulary and history, students will advance their skills in a variety of dance.

Digital Media

Focuses on the creation of digital multi-media, including graphic design, journalism, audio productions and video productions. Students study both the art and the digital tools necessary to successfully create and manage digital media.

Instrumental Music

Participation in a variety of ensembles and solo work, while studying music theory and music history. Students expand their range of techniques, performance skills and repertoire.

Vocal Music

Participation in chorus and solo work while studying music theory & history. Students develop their voice as their instrument and increase their skills and expand their repertoire.


Founded on the building of performers who are confident risk-takers. Participation in a strong ensemble builds to include later opportunities for character studies and directing.

Visual Arts

Focuses on the study and application of the elements of design in varied media. Studio work moves from drawing, painting and printmaking to opportunities for photography, digital artwork, costume & set-design. Students may focus on their specific areas of interest in preparation for their senior capstone projects.



Students showcase their talents through portfolios, gallery exhibits, plays, shows and activities.