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Arts: Creativity

Take creative risks, become fully aware, and remain endlessly curious.

Both the casual and serious art student have always found a place in our visual and performing arts program. Outstanding facilities and an excellent faculty support a wide range of opportunities, from an active, hands-on experience in our innovative freshman courses to an advanced exploration of sophisticated concepts in our AP-level art courses.

Art at Governor's is vibrant and passionate. Explore our offerings in:

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Rachel Cabitt '12, a freshman at Tisch School of the Arts, is a photographer and reporter for the NYU student newspaper. Her portfolio includes photography at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Jeremy Gold '11, now at Belmont University and the drummer of Nashville's The Luke Preston Band, recently shared the stage with Toby Keith and other country music artists.

Ali Grenier '11, singer and songwriter, attends the University of Southern California. She released her debut album while at Governor's, where she was also senior class president.

Perry Eaton '08, has won a Boston Music Award for Best Music Blog for two years in a row. He manages a staff of 30 for the blog as well as working at a teen center.

Jack Lamson '07, newscaster for KAUZ Channel 6 in Texas, established and anchored The Academy News at Governor's and hosted a morning talk show at Quinnipiac University.

Art as a verb.

"Flash" student art exhibits that appear throughout campus … a full house for student dance, music, and theater performances … trips to art exhibits, concerts, and musicals … international crowd art … creative action has always been a natural at Governor's and an invaluable attribute of our graduates.

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Tech Theater students manage the light, sound, and videography of our major drama productions. Watch a rehearsal.

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Music ensembles include the Academy Orchestra, the Jazz Band, and the Academy Singers as well as auditioned groups such as small jazz combos, an a cappella group, and "The First," a select chorus.

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Three productions each year showcase student talent. Recent performances include Little Foot, Young Frankenstein, and Darkside.

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Governor's is one of five groups internationally recognized for their participation in The Sketchbook Project. Student and faculty are participating in this global crowd-sourced art project, filling thematic sketchbooks that will then embark on a five-month world tour.

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A student designed, built and installed the "Home in the Sky" tree-fort in the foyer of the Wilkie Center for his Carpentry for Theatre class.


For five out of the past seven years, Academy students have won more awards than any other independent school in Massachusetts in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art competition. In 2015, Governor's students won 67 art awards in the Massachusetts Scholastic Art Awards.


Two arts centers with a range of studios and galleries, a state-of-the-art photography and video lab, practice rooms, a black box theater and dance studio, an electronic music classroom, and a 500-seat auditorium


Seven Governor’s students were asked to display their talent at the 18th Annual Ceramic Exhibition at the Convention Center in Providence, RI.