The arts have real allure here. They're a fun, creative, immersive experience.
We offer amazing facilities like the Mariboe Gallery, a black box theater, music and visual art studios and a 535-seat auditorium with an orchestra pit.
Our curriculum is wide-ranging, with classes for newcomers and college-level electives. We offer advanced placement courses in music theory and studio art. The Arts Signature Experience is an exceptional opportunity to design your own intensive project and gain hands-on experience.
You'll have opportunities to work with experienced faculty members and visiting artists. And you'll benefit from our location, near the world's best art museums, galleries and performance venues in New York City, Philadelphia and Princeton.
There are plenty of opportunities to put your creative side to work — in the studio, on the stage or behind the scenes as a stage manager, set builder and lighting or sound technician. At Peddie, you can get involved with what you are passionate or just curious about, with encouragement from your teachers and fellow students every step of the way.
Students in the arts develop fundamental life skills. From time management to organization, students, through art, become better in every subject. Alan Michaels, arts department chair
As a freshman, you'll jump right into the Arts Foundations program with three terms of arts classes, one in each of the three areas: music, theater and visual arts.
In addition to the ninth-grade arts requirement, freshman musicians are encouraged to add chorus and/or orchestra to their schedule as an elective. Similarly, on occasion, freshmen with a strong interest in visual arts or theater may choose to take an elective in these areas in addition to their required ninth-grade arts courses. After fulfilling the freshman arts requirement, you'll take at least two additional arts electives in any area.
A record eight student instrumentalists earn CJMEA recognition.
Caleb was nervous when he walked into his first orchestra class. In the last few years of performing arts at Peddie, he's not only found his confidence; he's found his voice.
Meet our Faculty
M.M., Mannes College of Music
M.F.A., Mason Gross School of the Arts
BArch, Virginia Tech
MFA, Rutgers University
B.A., Brooks Institute of Photography
M.M., Yale University
M.M., Westminster Choir College
B.A., Catholic Univ of Valparaiso, School of Architecture (Chile)
M.F.A., American Conservatory Theatre
M.A., Syracuse University