Middle School


At Annie Wright we believe ALL of our students can and must create — and we offer a range of opportunities for every student to practice, analyze, imagine, design and perform.
Grade 6-8 Gator Creators explore the arts as part of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) program and in discipline-specific classes beyond the school day. In the MYP, the arts accelerate as skills-based disciplines in visual, digital, and theatre-based curriculum, extending and applying their arts-based practices to real-world products and projects.  Before and after school, students participate in music (Orchestra), theatre (mainstage production), and an assortment of visual & performing arts extensions (seasonal after school arts classes).

Arts in Academics

The arts in the MYP seek to stimulate young imaginations, challenge perceptions and develop creative and analytical skills. Involvement in the arts encourages students to understand the arts in context and the cultural histories of artworks, thus supporting the development of an inquiring and empathetic world view. The arts challenge and enrich personal identity, and build awareness of the aesthetic in a real-world context. Through development of the imagination, students can become more empathetic and compassionate, they can enrich their cultural lives and discover new ways to contribute actively both to their own communities and to the world.

All students carousel through the arts by experiencing Visual Arts, Community Arts, and Theater. In Grades 6 and 7, all artists gain exposure to foundational art practices and performance. In Grade 8, all artists take Advanced Visual Arts in order to build awareness of their personal aesthetic in real world contexts.

Extended Arts

After School Arts Programming (6-8) is offered on a seasonal basis. Some examples of these offerings include:
-Textile Arts
-Set Design
-Sketch Comedy
Learn more about the Arts at Annie Wright.