Role in EHS Life

For Eagle Hill School, the Archipley Cultural Center is:

A place for students to learn, create, exhibit, and perform. The Archipley Cultural Center provides two state-of-the-art performing spaces for drama, music, and dance; well-equipped classrooms for music, visual and graphic arts; an art studio; gallery spaces; and a large woodshop with a full complement of tools...all designed to facilitate great teaching, flexible learning, and limitless student accomplishment.

A place for students to connect ideas, skills, and experience in innovative ways that draw on the arts:

  • Where students encounter the performing arts, and learn from performing artist, through The Center's public programming. The Center's events enrich campus cultural life, speaking to student interests while inviting students to enlarge their sphere of taste and experiences and to encounter various cultures, viewpoints, and worldviews.
  • Where students encounter the visual arts, and learn from visual artists, through The Center's gallery program. The work of students, faculty, and local and regional artists is exhibited in gallery spaces throughout the Archipley Cultural Center. Each exhibiting artist is asked to personally engage students in some way, whether guest-teaching a class, conducting a workshop, or giving a takl.
  • Where students grow as artists and learners through The Center's STAR (Students, Teachers, Artists-in-Residence) Collaboration, our interdisciplinary artist-in-residence program. Each year, a few accomplished artists of various disciplines are invited to live and create art within the Eagle Hill School community, taking advantage of the Archipley Cultural Center's unparalleled facilities while working beside students and modeling the creative process. Each artist is asked to collaborate with students and faculty to create interdisciplinary learning adventures that help contribute to student learning while helping the artist develop as an artist-educator.
  • Where students grow as citizens and apply their learning in authentic ways through our student internship program. Students have a hand in every aspect of The Center's operations. Arts Management interns help to publicize and market events, assist in managing the operations of a professional box office, and gain a broad understanding of the arts administration field. Technical Theatre interns manage and run the state-of-the-art theatrical lighting, sound, and rigging systems of the Archipley Cultural Center for all of The Center's events, interfacing directly with performing artists about their technical needs.