Island School believes the fine arts are essential for every student’s complete development and education. We strive to expose all students to creative experiences through various mediums and content areas – visual arts, theater arts, music, and Hawaiian Studies.
Students in elementary, middle, and high school study music in some form. In elementary school, regular music classes are an integral part of every student's weekly education through grade five. Middle school students are enrolled in fine arts classes, rotating each trimester between music, visual arts, and theatre arts classes. High school students are required to take music electives and select these from a range of classes including beginning and advanced ukulele, music theory, chorus, piano, music appreciation, independent studies, and other content-specific music courses. Each year major musical events are produced by Island School students and staff, including two large-scale choral concerts and May Day.