Tome embraces the Arts through music, drama, and art classes for all ages. Each May, Tome hosts “A Week of the Arts,” during which student artwork is highlighted in the school lobby, our musicians perform, and the Drama Club takes to the stage.
Music education at Tome allows students to pursue their love of music and to express themselves creatively. At the same time, training in music opens different pathways in the brain, while reinforcing principles of literature, math and science. Music also gives students the chance to perform and allows them to develop confidence in public.
After completing general music through grade four, fifth grade students are able to choose either middle school chorus or orchestra for further musical development. These performance-based groups focus and elevate music education to the next level. From sixth through eighth grade, students may elect to participate in middle school chorus and/or orchestra, and from ninth through twelfth grade, students may elect high school chorus and/or orchestra.
The US Drama program is a student run organization, with participation from grades 9-12. The students write their own original play every year, create their own costumes, and manage the backstage. There are also leadership opportunities: a senior directs the play, assisted by a junior. The Stage Manager leads the back stage, running a crew of assistants.
Art class is offered to students in Grades K-12; students are introduced to various techniques and mediums, art history, and works by the Masters. Students then produce pieces consistent with each lesson. Artwork is highlighted in the annual Art Show.
School wide, there are numerous opportunities for students interested in the arts.