The Arts at Swain are not peripheral. They are an essential part of the formative educational experience. All students receive formal instruction in music, theatre, and art each week. Dynamic instruction provides many opportunities to sing, dance, listen to music, play instruments, act, draw, paint, and create. Through attaining a basic knowledge of the arts, children are not only better prepared to understand and appreciate works of art, but also to communicate their ideas, feelings, and judgments to others.
Individual instrumental, voice, and theatrical performance lessons are offered to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Elective courses, including guitar, world drumming, band and chorus, are offered to students in grades 6-8. Musical theatre and concert performances occur throughout the year, highlighting every student within the school.