At Georgetown Prep we encourage our students to express their creativity and critical thinking, whether it's in a painting class, playing in the Jazz Ensemble or performing on the stage. In keeping with our Jesuit mission of educating the whole person, we foster a lifelong love of learning through a love of the arts.
The arts is a place to explore ideas and self, to make mistakes and learn from them, a place to develop the habits of thinking. Learning in and through the arts should be a place where students ask questions, where they work independently and as a team, a place where problems are solved through exploration. Students should be engaged in problems that are relevant; personally and globally. The arts allow students to create and innovate, stretch and explore, and engage in meaningful discourse. The arts support multiple modes of thinking and diverse needs of students.
The Prep Players is the School's theater group, which stages two productions each year. The Prep Players are comprised of Georgetown Prep students and some girls from neighboring schools including Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Winston Churchill, and Academy of the Holy Cross.
- Fall Play: A Christmas Carol
- November 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m.
- November 13 at 2:00 p.m.
- Spring Musical: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
- March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p..m
- March 5 at 2:00 pm
All freshmen take Freshman Art, an introductory half-year course to help build a foundation in visual and cultural literacy. Freshmen may also take a full year of Foundations of Studio Art. Classes such as Global Art and History, Arts Exploration, Ceramics, AP Art and Design, AP Art History are offered over a students time at GP.
- Exhibitions at local schools
Annual Spring Art Show
- Spring Visiting Raku artist
The Music Department offers several courses and the opportunity to be part of a performing arts group. Students can join the Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, or the Prep Singers. Under the direction of three musical directors, students come together for two annual concerts and other performance opportunities.
- Christmas Concert
The concert includes the Prep Singers, A Cupola Hoyas, Chamber Orchestra and Freshman Instrumental Ensemble.
- Spring Concerts
- 25th Anniversary Prep Singers Concert
- Chamber Orchestra Concert
- Jazz Band Concert