Examining the World Through Performance
The dramatic arts allow our students to develop and explore their own personalities while learning how to express themselves and communicate with others. They develop a strong sense of empathy as they view the world through each character's perspective. They build friendships through the shared thrill of staging performances for the world to see. Our enthusiastic faculty, most of whom are active, practicing performers, teach both introductory and advanced classes. There are many opportunities for students to perform throughout the school year.
"My favorite part is that you get to know everyone. I just started at Severn School this year so I wasn’t as confident at first, I was kind of nervous. But after working on the play, I learned that everyone is really nice and welcoming...so I can be myself here." — Mayo Mabifa '26
Lower School Dramatic Arts
Through our Renaissance Drama program, our 4th and 5th grade performers produce a full theatre production from start to finish. In addition to life skills such as project management, collaboration, public speaking, and teamwork, students learn theatre terms and history, basic stagecraft, movement, script and character analysis, costume, and set and prop management.
Middle School Dramatic Arts
Eighth graders thrill audiences each year with an amazing spring semester musical. For sixth and seventh grade students, we have a drama club that produces one play in the fall.