Discover Your Passion

A life-long connection to the arts starts here.

At Pomfret, we believe the arts are what make us most human, most complete as people, by helping us see what we are looking at, hear what we are listening to, and feel what we are touching. Making art enriches our lives and gives expression to the innate urgings of the human spirit. All freshmen participate in the yearlong Arts Immersion course, which satisfies one-half of the arts requirement. Students must also take one term of digital arts. The following is the recommended sequence for subsequent years: two as a sophomore, one as a junior, and one as a senior.

Studio

Through the lens of a camera, the stroke of a brush, or the spin of a potter’s wheel, the visual arts communicate what words and number cannot.

Performance

The performing arts are among the oldest and most widely practiced methods of self-expression.

Digital

The digital arts are about tinkering, improving, refining, perfecting — until you arrive at the best possible solution.



Chip Lamb

Chip Lamb

Arts Department Head, Theater Director, Scripps Endowed Chair for the Arts
Samuel Beckwith

Samuel Beckwith

Director of Instrumental Music
Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns

Director of Music
Anthony Foronda

Anthony Foronda

Digital Arts Teacher
Jean-Paul Jacquet

Jean-Paul Jacquet

Painting and Drawing Teacher
Nina Joly

Nina Joly

Director of Dance
Lindsay Lehmann

Lindsay Lehmann

Photography Teacher, School Photographer, Yearbook Advisor
Sarah MacLeod

Sarah MacLeod

Ceramics Arts and Sculpture Teacher
Kali Therrien

Kali Therrien

Interim Dance Teacher

 

Graduation Requirement(s)

Entering Grade 9

  • Fine Arts: 6 terms 
  • Digital Arts: 1 term

Entering Grade 10

  • Fine Arts: 4 terms
  • Digital Arts: 1 term

Entering Grade 11

  • Fine Arts: 2 terms
  • Digital Arts: 1 term

Entering Grade 12

  • Fine Arts: 1 term
  • Digital Arts: 1 term

Please Note:
Fine and Digital Art requirements are not reduced for art classes completed at a previous high school.

Once a student has completed the one Digital Arts requirement, additional Digital Arts classes will be counted as Fine Arts.