At Kents Hill School, we see the arts as a door to greater understanding of our fellow human beings and ourselves. We provide a rich program in the visual arts, music, and theater that gives every student the opportunity to practice and perform. Students may choose from a range of arts electives and extracurricular activities. Students are required to take four trimesters of courses in the arts, but most go beyond the requirement with a full two years or more of arts courses.
For students interested in music, on-campus private lessons and instruction are available. Students may perform in chamber music groups and, for advanced musicians, with local orchestral groups such as the Portland Youth Symphony. Other campus music groups include the Contemporary Rock Band and the Kents Hill Singers.
The performing arts program offers such courses as acting, playwriting, theater history, and stagecraft, and stages two drama productions each trimester. Students have the opportunity to direct and produce shows and gain performance experience in a range of productions, from one-acts to large-cast musicals.