The Arts

Arts education is essential to the complete education for the whole child.

Finding the artist within every child.

Peter Bartee '20

I like that I can be a part of the band and still play sports. I am learning to play the trombone, and Mr. McAlister makes it really fun. He plays the instruments with us, so we really feel like a band. Also, I am excited about being part of the pep band this year.

Whether setting the stage, striking a chord, creating a masterpiece, or simply exploring individual talents and interests, exposure to the arts develops important life skills necessary for students to succeed in academic areas and everyday life experiences. By providing our students with multiple creative outlets, we seek to nurture talents, build confidence, and help students discover passions.

Through the teaching of the professional elements in the classroom and on the stage, each student gains a sense of pride in his or her own achievement, leading to self-discovery and increased self-esteem. We challenge each student to set high goals, reach beyond perceived limits, and stretch his or her creative thinking ability. The arts are a necessary component in the overall development of a well-rounded student.

Visual Arts

From paintbrush to camera lens, Steward students are communicating each of their unique viewpoints using a multitude of mediums.

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Performing Arts: Theatre

Lights, camera, action! Our theatre program assists in developing individual talent while building skills in creative collaboration.

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Performing Arts: Music

Making music involves more than the voice or fingers playing an instrument; a child learning about music has to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously.

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Upcoming Arts Events

Stroll through a gallery exhibit, listen to a concert, or watch a theatre production.

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Artists-in-Residence

Why search for a muse when you can have a professional mentor? Our Artists-in-Residence Program gives students the opportunity to work closely with professional artists of various mediums.

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Arts Facilities

The Paul R. Cramer Center for the Arts is one of the finest creative arts facilities in central Virginia and includes what is considered the most attractive school-centered theatre in the Richmond area. The Center is home to multiple disciplines, including theatre, visual arts, and music.

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Arts Guild

The Arts Guild was created to encourage the Steward and greater Richmond communities to embrace the visual and performing arts at The Steward School.

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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

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

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

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

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

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Whether setting the stage, striking a chord, creating a masterpiece, or simply exploring individual talents and interests, exposure to the arts develops important life skills necessary for students to succeed in academic areas and everyday life experiences. By providing our students with multiple creative outlets, we seek to nurture talents, build confidence, and help students discover passions.

 

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