Arts at John Carroll play an integral role in academic and co-curricular school life. Students are enrolled in Arts courses from freshman through senior year, with many opportunities to participate in school performances and productions.

The arts promote divergent, creative, critical thinking skills while effectively communicating through sensory expression. The curriculum is discipline-based and addresses sequential development of knowledge and skills. The arts provide aesthetic and spiritual dimensions for our students through diverse and substantive offerings in the Visual, Performing and Literary Areas. New in 2017, the College Preparatory Dance Program is for students who want conservatory-level training in an academic setting. 

The School has many extracurricular and club opportunities for our students to further their arts exploration. Many participate in both fall and spring musical theatre productions, as well as winter and spring concerts. The band marches in numerous area parades and home football games. It also performs at school assemblies, pep rallies, and Open House. The campus also has in residence the Academy of Performing Arts & Dance.


Patriot Arts at a Glance

  • 30

    Art Courses

  • 2

    Dance Performances Each Year

  • 8

    Music Ensembles

  • 17

    National Awards or Rankings in Literary Arts in 2016

  • 3

    Musical Theatre Performances Each Year

  • 4

    Baltimore Theatre Awards in 2016

John Carroll School Campus