Arts

Landon Lower School boys performing on stage dressed as frogs

A creative Bear is a happy Bear, and a love for the arts begins in Grade 3 at Landon School, where you will sample both studio art, music and theater.

Artistic composition created by a Landon lower school by, of a wolf howling at the moon

You will walk across campus to the Lower School art studio in Torrey Hall to draw, paint and sculpt. And you will get to display your skills in the annual Lower School Art Show and All-School Art Show, where your works hang in Landon’s Landow Gallery next to those of Middle and Upper School boys. 

Landon lower school boy concentrates on his violin playing

Most lower schoolers take part in a full-scale theatrical production each spring. Those who love Disney films are especially in for a treat, as recent plays include The Jungle Book, Shrek Jr. and The Lion King Jr., as well as Schoolhouse Rock Live! Some students show off their acting as they belt out songs and deliver speeches, while others use their artistic abilities to build colorful sets or develop technical skills as a member of the sound or lighting crew.

Landon school theatre full of parents attending a lower school student performance

In addition, you will take a music class with your homeroom that will introduce you to a variety of instruments, as well as the concepts of rhythm, melody and harmony. Each boy participates in Band, Strings or Chorus and may audition for the Landon Little Singers, a choral group that has performed throughout the Washington area and at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall. Even at this young age, Landon boys shine in music competitions far and near, including the Music in the Parks festival in Hersheypark, Pennsylvania (yes, you will get to enjoy the amusement park while you are there!).

See the below all-school arts publication, Virtute, for examples of our Bears' writing, art and photography!

 

Landon introduces Lower and Middle School Heads

Landon is thrilled to announce the hiring of Tara Montague as Landon's next Lower School head and the permanent appointment of Erin Duffy as Middle School head.

Lower School Calendar

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News

Eric Harrison

This blog post is written by Form II Dean Eric Harrison about a school-wide summer reading initiative for all faculty and staff.  Michael Reichert’s How to Raise a Boy is a “roadmap for helping boys grow into strong and compassionate men,” according to the author. Harrison talks about how the book impacted his mindset as an educator and as a man.

Kapelina and Kalish are Academic All-Americans

USA Water Polo has announced that varsity water polo student-athletes Alex Kapelina ’20 and Logan Kalish ’21 have been named as Academic All-Americans award winners for the 2018-19 school year. 

Lower School boys play basketball at recess

Lower School students receive additional recess time in their daily schedule in 2019-20 as research demonstrates a tie between exercise and brain development.