Culture and the Arts

Music and Theater Arts

From movement, song and dance in the preschool to music classes and annual class performances in the elementary school, our students take center stage in the Lycée's auditorium all year long, developing confidence in themselves as presenters, creators of music, singers and dancers.
The French curriculum requires all middle-school students to take music from sixth grade to ninth grade, where they explore music appreciation, composition and even basic theory in our dedicated music room. High-school students who choose the music or theater option gain high-level experience from a teaching team of professional musicians and actors who teach at the Lycée, with opportunities to perform for their peers and outside guests. The program is complemented with regular excursions to BAM, Broadway theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic and Jazz at Lincoln Center, among many other treasures of New York City life.

In the after-school programs, students have further opportunities to explore their interests and talents through our theater clubs, music lessons, and several free, after-school music programs for students at every grade level.