A JK-12 pluralistic school that engages students in an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education.

CESJDS Upper School Arts Program

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Upper School Visual Arts

Learn more about our Upper School visual arts program, view our media gallery and read about projects our students work on throughout the year.

Upper School Visual Arts >>


Learn more about the music program at the Upper School, including how we highlight our student musicians at special events.

Upper School Music Program >>

BandA Cappella Choir
Kabbalat ShabbatDaniel Pearl World Music Day
Middle School MusicalHigh School Musical
High School PlayTheater Class


Learn more about our annual theater productions and other performing arts opportunities. View media galleries of our past performances.

Upper School Theater >>

Creative Writing

In addition to taking creative writing classes, students may submit poetry, prose or artwork to any one of our literary magazines: Reflections – the high school literary magazine, Collage – the middle school literary magazine, Lo Ha’ari – the Hebrew literary magazine, and The Melting Pot – the Romance language literary magazine. Visit the Creative Writing page to view an online copy of each publication.

Field Trips

Students in all grades are able to take advantage of the cultural richness of the Washington, DC area by visiting the Smithsonian and other art galleries as well as attend professional theater performances ranging from experimental productions to large Broadway musicals.

Each spring we have Visual Arts Trip Day, and students in each grade attend a different institution. Last spring our student visited the:

  • National Gallery of Art
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • American Art Museum
  • Freer and Sackler Galleries
  • American Visionary Art Museum

Field Trip to National Portrait GalleryField Trip