Visual and Performing Arts

In every culture, the Fine Arts teach us much about every historical period through its literature, visual arts, music, dance, and drama.

We recognize that to be truly well educated one must not only learn to appreciate the arts, but must have rich opportunities to actively participate in creative work.



The visual arts provide unique insights into the nature and history of mankind. Through the arts we are able to see both the individual and universal characteristics of human beings.



Music and theatre education isn't reserved for a few talented pupils, but is made available to our entire student body. Everyone can benefit from the study of the performing arts!



The Summer Institute for the Arts offers an intensive six-week program in dance, theatre arts, music, and visual arts each summer.

Best Community for Music Education

Newport News Public Schools was recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The designation recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum.