Dr. Anne Anderson students are keen to express themselves through the arts and arts education. Our passion for the arts helps our students to develop various representation and presentation skills that will be beneficial long after high school.
We know that the development of the fine arts is integral to supporting well-rounded development of our students - including mental well-being and personal development through creative outlets. In fact, we believe that the fine arts have the power to transform learning for many of our students. The fine arts can also be part of a customized Advanced Placement program.
Within the context of Dance Studies, our students develop dance skills in various genres of dance. Students develop technique, stylistic versatility and choreography skills. Outside of dance classes, any student may join in various dance clubs and help with the production of our annual showcases.
Our growing Drama program helps students learn the key elements of character development, writing for the theatre, movement, improvisation, and how to become a compelling storyteller. In addition, students have opportunities to study lighting, staging, camera angles, and more as they prepare in-class and extracurricular theatre productions.
We also offer extensive Visual Arts, Urban Design, Digital Design and Broadcasting and Communications programming at Dr. Anne Anderson School. Students can study art, art history, communication technology, animation, video, social media usage, and explore professional studio art.
Dr. Anne Anderson High School's Music program is focused on developing musical and performance skills and giving our students opportunities to explore a variety of musical styles and genres, including instrumental music and guitar. Through extra-curricular and co-curricular music ensembles, our students have opportunities for music enrichment opportunities within Edmonton Public Schools and in the music community at large.
For more information, view the Dr. Anne Anderson 2023-24 Program Guide.