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Design, Performing, and Visual Arts

At Hillbrook, the Arts are the foundation for making a difference in the world.

Arts learning furthers Hillbrook's mission to value individuals as they develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to discover, problem-solve, and express themselves using a variety of visual and performing arts. With each year, we build curiosity, awareness, appreciation, familiarity, technical skill, and discernment to lay a foundation for each student's lifelong connection to the arts. 

Our students hone their perception, acquire skills and methods, build flexible thinking and transdisciplinary skills, create and make in conversation, and make a difference while learning that creation conveys deliberation, intention, and power. At Hillbrook, students will be met where they are, be able to hone their abilities, and be supported through wonder and discovery as they find themselves in conversation with the sights, sounds, designs, and crafts all around us.

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

The Performing and Visual Arts program will be expansive in breadth and depth. With offerings in visual arts and thinking, dance, music and theater, we will emphasize the creative process as much as the final product or production. The art program deepens student understanding of inspiration and context, while emphasizing critical-thinking and communication skills. With a digital and physical design center and full suite of music and art studios, Hillbrook students will have access to state-of-the-art spaces for reactive endeavors. At the core of the program will be the belief that the arts help make us fully realized human beings, as we learn new ways to see and think about ourselves and others. All ninth grade students will take a course in Human Centered Design: Creating Space, an arts and engineering course which provides students an introduction to digital and physical fabrication, as well as visual art.

Learn more about the arts courses that will be offered at our Upper School in the Hillbrook Upper School Course Catalog.

VanNessa Hulme Silbermann

VanNessa Hulme Silbermann

Middle/Upper School Performing Arts
Jamie Piazza

Jamie Piazza

Lower School Music Teacher
Susie Heeter

Susie Heeter

JK-2nd Grade Art Teacher

Laura Hale

Laura Hale

Visual Art Faculty
Clara Ngo

Clara Ngo

Director of the Hub
Greg Stamos

Greg Stamos

Middle School Art & Electives Teacher