Young Artists

The Choate Young Artists Programs in Performing and Visual Arts seek to develop an appreciation for live theater and visual arts in all of our young artists.

Children Currently in Grades K & 1

Students are introduced to the basic skills of theater and visual arts. Students uncover their innate creativity as their imaginations are sparked through the use of dramatic play, improvisation, theater games, drawing, sculpting, and painting in activities designed for early elementary school level.

Children Currently in Grades 2-7

In this program, students gain foundational skills in drawing, painting, cartooning, acting, singing, dance, theater games, improvisation, voice projection, mask-making, and movement. These skills help students create characters and scenes for the stage, while self motivation and confidence grow in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Morning activities center around visual arts, theater games, singing, and dance. The afternoons offer students the opportunity to be creative in a more relaxed atmosphere as well as enjoy swim time at the Larry Hart Pool.

Students will present an informal demonstration of their work at the end of each session. When possible, we recommend student engagement in both sessions to allow for a continued development of skill through a deepening of experience.

2017 Session Dates & Tuition

2018 Registration coming soon!

Morning Program | 9AM - Noon

  • Early registration discount through May 31 – $500
  • Regularly – $520
  • Available for students in grades K & 1 only
  • Tuition fee includes snacks and supplies
  • Flexible drop off: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Full-day Program | 9AM - 4PM

  • Early registration discount through May 31 – $775
  • Regularly – $820
  • Tuition includes lunch at Hill House Dining Hall, snacks, and supplies
  • Flexible drop off: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Flexible pick up: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Session I: June 26 - July 7

Session II: July 10 - July 21

  • Classes run Monday through Friday
  • Students may register for all four weeks, as the activities differ for each session.


Please contact the Summer Programs office at (203) 697-2365.

Each child must have had a physical exam by a licensed physician within the past two years. No child may attend the program without submitting our completed medical form, including an up-to-date immunization record and a copy of both sides of an insurance card serving as proof of coverage.