The Arts

Rich in Art, Rich in Humanity

The value of an arts education is well known: It fosters collaboration, creative thinking, and presentation skills. Its deepest value, perhaps, is how the arts can deepen our compassion for each other and our confidence in ourselves.

The Arts - Students on stage performing a play

“Since I’ve been at Salem, I’ve become much more confident and capable. I learned how to take risks, like joining theater. It was all new and the old me would have been too scared, but at Salem I knew nothing could go wrong. There’s a freedom in trying new things when you know you’ll be supported.”

Emma S., A‘21

Prepare to Play!

The arts are core to Salem’s programming, featured in both its curriculum and student activities.

The Fine Arts department offers extensive courses in

  • Theater: Introductory and advanced courses all 4 years
  • Visual Arts: Art Design, Advanced Art, AP Art 
  • Music: Glee Club

Student Activities in the Arts

  • Theater: 2 mainstage productions each year performed in the Drama Workshop in Elberson Fine Arts Center  
  • Visual Arts: Student exhibitions in the Elberson Fine Arts Center — 2x per year!
  • Music: Perform in Glee Club

Latest News

Announcing the President’s Advisory Council

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
I am pleased to share that the President’s Advisory Council, an initiative of Salem’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, has been established. The Council is one key way in which Salem is engaging with leaders and partners on these topics.

Reflections on Women’s Equality Day

Saturday, August 26, 2023
As we celebrate Women's Equality Day tomorrow, I have been thinking a lot about gender equity, the progress we have made, and the work still yet to be done, both here at Salem and across our society.

Triad Business Journal Recognizes Salem Academy Alum Kalin Griffin

Thursday, June 29, 2023
The Triad Business Journal recently profiled Kalin Griffin Bostwick (A’01) as a Leader in Diversity.