Fine & Performing Arts

As a result of instruction in the Fine and Performing Arts, all Needham Students, will develop skills in and an understanding of creating, performing and presenting, responding, and connecting; the four components of the creative process.

Vision Statement:
As a core academic subject, Needham Public School Students will engage in a rigorous standards based arts education, rooted in the creative process, which further develops a child’s ability to communicate, think creatively, problem solve, and collaborate. Social emotional and 21st Century Skills are inherently taught in and through the arts. All students will become skilled in the four components of the creative process as outlined by the National Standards for the Arts.

    Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
    Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
    Refine and complete artistic work.

    Performing, Presenting, and Producing
    Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
    Taking risks
    Expressing Personal Feelings and Emotions

    Perceive and analyze artistic work.
    Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
    Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
    Listening and seeing critically and discriminating qualitatively
    Understanding how the arts evoke feelings, meanings, and images

    Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
    Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
    Recognizing and appreciating a wide variety of styles and genres

Ms. LeeAnn Sutton
Fine & Performing Arts Director
781-455-0800 x22440

Felicia Fraser
Senior Bookkeeper
781-455-0800 x22441

Betsey Pratt
Program Assistant

What's Happening:

Feb. 25 - NHS Symphonic and 8Th grade Band Concert
March 4 - NHS Band Concert
March 13, 14 & 15 - Shrek

Instagram Accounts:

NHS Photography
NHS Senior Studios
NHS Studio 605
NHS Studio 907

Pollard Arts 210
Pollard Arts 208
Wallart 222

Elementary Honors Chorus Videos

This Land is Your Land

God Bless The USA


Beginning String Registration Form

Beginning Band Registration Form

Elementary Honors Band Information

Dear Needham Community, Please check out the four videos below that our students put together to give new students and others a "taste" of what our programs are. Enjoy!

A Taste of the NHS Performing Arts Program

A Taste of the NHS Visual Arts Program

NHS Symphonic Band Performs@ Symphony Hall

NHS Chorale Performs @ Symphony Hall

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