Creativity flourishes at GSL, and students are given a variety of avenues for artistic development through classes in art, music, and theatre. Individual artistic expression is valued and supported by the entire staff and student body, and we are proud to serve an exceedingly creative school community.
Student artwork adorns the halls of GSL year-round! In Lower School, SK, 1st and 4th grade students have art classes every week with instructor and artist Carol Buchman, while 2nd and 3rd grade students are instructed by local artist Jill Samuels. In Middle School, students work under the guidance of instructor and artist Diane Glueck.
Lower School music instructor Layne Wilson works with children in SK through 5th grade. In addition to studying musical theory and composition, students participate in two performances with their classmates every year. Every student who is interested is given the chance to sing as a group or have solo part. Annual GSL favorites include The Littlest Christmas Tree (SK), Cantamos Americanos (1st), Go Fish (2nd Grade), Christmas Around the World (3rd grade), and Temples & Tombs (4th grade).
For almost 20 years, Leslie Reddick has guided the performing arts block for Middle School and directed the spring and fall Middle School productions. Students in Middle School have the chance to study poetry, dance, advertising, and creative writing in their performing arts blocks, and they may also audition for the school productions. Typically, Ms. Reddick stages a smaller skit piece for Middle School actors in the fall, and a bigger musical production in the spring, which is always a standing room only event! Students get to hone their acting skills and gain invaluable theater experience, which inevitably turns into leading roles later in high school and college.