Visual And Performing Arts
Developing a love for creativity.
The VAPA program at LFP brings the arts into the classroom consistent with our constructivist model.
Typically, there are two full theater and choir productions each year, a fall play and a spring musical, and a winter and spring choir concert which have been performed at LFP and outside performance spaces.
The visual arts program is vertically aligned in grades 8-12 so students are learning new tools and techniques each year. We work with a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, pastel, and animation. Students participate in field trips to local museums and studios.
The entire 9th grade performs Romeo & Juliet as a class final after extensive study of the Shakespeare play and this period in history.
Larchmont has a robust poetry program beginning in 9th grade when all students participate in a spoken word, poetry section of their English classes. LFP’s Poetry Slam team (part of the Get Lit program) has become a force to be reckoned with. The team competes each year and has gone to the finals for the past three years - placing first at the middle school level and second at the high school level in what's been dubbed the largest youth poetry competition in the world.