Fine Arts

Fine Arts

The visual and performing arts programs are designed to provide students with classroom instruction in each separate discipline as well as performance and exhibition opportunities.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts students pursue passions, take creative risks, develop and enhance confidence, practice creative problem solving, and cultivate artistic skills in the disciplines of band, choir, dance, and drama.

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts students create and synthesize artistic techniques to find and express point of view, provide an avenue for advancing new skills, and develop a lifelong appreciation of the arts in the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, welding, warm and fused glass, small metals, casting, mixed media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, animation, and digital imaging.

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Inkblots Magazine

Inkblots magazine cover.
Inkblots is the annual Upper School publication of student literature and art. The student editors and staff members choose an inspiring theme, select student literature and art to be published from all of the student submissions, and conceptualize and design the magazine using professional publishing software. Inkblots has received numerous awards from prestigious scholastic associations. View the 2021 edition of Inkblots titled Metamorphosis, or browse through previous issues in the Inkblots Archive.

Fine Arts Festival

Fine Arts Festival logo.
This fine arts celebration is held each spring to showcase the work of visual and performing arts students from our youngest prekindergarten students to our advanced level senior artists and performers. This amazing tribute to our arts on campus allows parents, students, and members of the community to enjoy a variety of exhibitions, performances, and activities, including pop-up museums, faculty talks, classroom events, games, and featured displays of student artwork from all grade levels.




Fine Arts Facilities

  •  500-seat theatre
  •  125-seat black box theatre
  •  Middle and Upper School art studios
  •  Lower School art room
  •  Lower School music rooms
  •  Multimedia production lab
  •  3D animation lab
  •  Band room
  •  Chorus room
  •  Dance studio
  •  Scene shop
  •  Costume room


From Curiosity to Wisdom
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

The John Cooper School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. The School does not discriminate against any individual in admissions, educational programs, personnel policies, general practices, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, or age.