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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.

  • Yao '24 Awarded for Film "Unpaused"

    Last summer in China, Yiheng (Henry) Yao '24 took on an ambitious project by making his first short film, "Unpaused." Diving deep into filmmaking, Henry wasn't just the creative mind behind the script; he also handled casting, directed, shot, and edited the film. By fall, his hard work paid off, bringing "Unpaused" from concept to completion.
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  • Sanford Students Scholastic Art Winners

    Eleven Sanford students won Scholastic Art Awards for their work in Photography, Film & Animation, Art Portfolios, Sculpture, Ceramics & Glass. Congratulations to these Sanford Warriors and their instructors!
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  • Class Day Honors 2023

    Last week, we honored our exceptional Upper School students who have excelled in academics, athletics, arts, and service. This cherished ceremony brings our entire Upper School community together. Watch the ceremony on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/live/W15cVmcKdP0?feature=share .
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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.