Whether on the stage, in the studio, or on the town, the arts are an essential ingredient in Wolcott’s curriculum. All students have a wealth of electives and extracurricular activities that hone and cultivate their natural artistic talents. Our curriculum, led by practicing artists, enables students to explore a range of art disciplines, including music, theater, art, and visual culture.


Outside of specific coursework, exposure to the arts is regularly incorporated into the student life experience. By routinely exploring Chicago and its many cultural treasures: the museums, architecture, theater, dance, music, and historic landmarks, we seek to reinforce the importance of cross-curricular learning and further students understanding and appreciation of art and its relationship to the material being studied.

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to create and perform, exhibit and present. From our Showcase productions to Media Club, OpenMic to Music Ensemble, appreciation of the arts are an essential part of life-long learning.

“Our arts program is a fundamental component of the Wolcott curriculum and a potent tool for fostering self-expression, self-discovery, and critical thinking.”