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A Visit to San Domenico School

Many thanks to the admission office at San Domenico School for giving me a tour of the campus during a recent visit to the Bay Area. You can see what I saw by viewing the photo gallery below. If you’re not familiar with San Domenico, it’s a Catholic K-12 school in San Anselmo, CA that […]

A Walnut Hill School & Julliard Alumnus in the News

We’ve mentioned Walnut Hill School quite a bit over the past year- particularly in our piece about pre-professional arts schools and we were duly impressed when we read  “Juilliard-trained composer has a ‘musical gift’” in The Daily News of Newburyport. Newburyport resident Daniel Colson attended Walnut Hill and Julliard finishing with a master’s degree in […]

Boarding School Photo of the Week: Mercersburg Academy

A beautiful nighttime shot of Mercersburg Academy‘s Burgin Center for the Arts. The facility was named for Barbara and Walter Burgin (Class of 1953)- Mr. Burgin served as the Head of School from 1972-1997. The 65,000 square foot center opened in 2006 and is “devoted to the creation of art in all its forms.” More […]

Kents Hill School Cuts Ribbon on New Performing Arts Center

Kents Hill School recently cut the ribbon celebrating the conversion and transformation of their former Newton gym into the Performing Arts Center in Newton Hall. A multipurpose gathering and performing arts facility the Center includes the Vivian Russell Theater “where Morning Meeting will be held, visiting lectures and presentations will be hosted, and, of course, […]

Idyllwild Dean Launches Art In 3D Blog

Dr. Doug Ashcraft, Dean of the Arts at Idyllwild Arts Academy, closes the opening post of his new blog with “Let’s just see what happens.” Titled Art In 3D “(Dean Dr. Doug, 3D…get it?..)”, Dr. Ashcraft writes “in order to provide information, commentary, thoughts, ideas and questions for our parents, prospective students and interested observers.” […]

Interlochen Arts Academy’s Red Bennet Writes and Produces his First Opera

Red Bennett’s first opera “What They Seem” premiered at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco this past weekend. At 18, Bennett is an accomplished and seasoned musician whose talents already move through and across music genres. Especially interesting was his move to Interlochen Arts Academy. Red attended Interlochen’s summer session in 2007 and stayed […]

Idyllwild’s Filmaking Program Highlighted

We recently published an article highlighting the three performing arts boarding schools in the country. While our piece provides a general picture of each school- Walnut Hill School, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Idyllwild Art Academy– and elucidates the idea of pre-professional arts study at the secondary level, we just found an article that focuses specifically […]

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