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Exceptional Art Education from Preschool through High School

Sanford School students bring their always-fresh perspectives to an extensive variety of projects and experiences in our well-stocked art studios, immersing themselves in art as viewers, creators, and participants. From drawing and painting to sculpture and photography—and guided by exceptional teachers—our students plumb their innate creativity as they express their unique points of view.

Making connections through art

We continually refresh our Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School curriculum, always incorporating different media, styles, techniques, and processes. Students learn to understand art in a historical and cultural context and make connections between the visual arts and other disciplines, such as the sciences, social studies, math, English, and technology. They explore, discover, solve problems, and make informed decisions, which expand both their creativity and their critical-thinking skills.
As they describe and broaden their personal worlds through their artwork, a wide range of subject matter, symbols, meaningful images, and visual expressions become relevant to them, building their visual literacy skills and self-confidence as they create. Students do all this with impressive, often delightfully unpredictable results.

As you walk around campus, you’ll see these vibrant, thoughtful creations that make us and our students very proud.

Visual Arts News:

List of 3 news stories.

  • Gabriella Gandia Receives National Scholastic Art Award

    Sanford School eighth grader Gabriella Gandia '26 is a National Medalist in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. For her photograph, “Flames,” she received a silver medal in the national competition.
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  • Students Receive Art & Writing Honors in Scholastic Awards Competition

    Sanford continued its longstanding success in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. In this adjudicated contest, all submissions are entered into a blind evaluation process conducted by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
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  • Virtual Visit Connects California-Based Photographer to Sanford Students

    Photographer Joe Atlas visited Sanford’s Middle School in October to share his experience with students in Nina Silverman-Weeks' Smartphone Photography class. The goal was to explore Joe’s process, from meeting a client to the end product, during a Zoom session from his studio in California.
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List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Nicole Liss

    Nicole Liss 

    Visual Arts Instructor
  • Photo of Maria Tate

    Maria Tate 

    Visual Arts Chair and Instructor
  • Photo of Rachel Glickman

    Rachel Glickman 

    Visual Arts Instructor
  • Photo of Nina Silverman-Weeks

    Nina Silverman-Weeks 

    Visual Arts Instructor


Visit the Sanford School page on the Artsonia website to view artwork created by our students. More than 3,000 archived works and hundreds from this school year, created by kindergarten through eighth-grade students, are featured in the gallery.

Do you need help?

If you have questions or need help using the site, send an email to webhelp@sanfordschool.org.