New Trier's Performing Arts Division supports students in a variety of dance, media, music, speech and theatre programs outside of the school day. These activities provide opportunities for all students to explore their interests, meet and collaborate with their peers, and work with adult artists and educators in a nurturing and creative environment.
Students who participate in the Performing Arts are accountable under the Academic Eligibility Policy, the Extracurricular Code, and other policies included in the Student Guidebook. We encourage families to review the Student Guidebook , specifically Student Rights and Responsibilities, Extracurricular Program, and the Extracurricular Code in order to better understand the district policies as related to participation in all of our productions.
Performing Arts Division Philosophy
The unifying purpose of the Performing Arts Division is to support the goals and philosophies of the dance, media, music, speech and debate, and theatre programs and foster artistic growth for all students through performance opportunities outside the regular school day. Each Performing Arts Division experience is designed to:
- Create positive and collaborative environments that challenge and support students and their intellectual and emotional development
- Meet students at the their existing skill level and provide opportunities for growth
- Support students as they balance their curricular, extracurricular, and personal commitments and interests
The Division is also dedicated to developing personal, performance, and leadership skills for participating students.