The drama program at National Presbyterian School provides an opportunity for students to explore curricular areas in creative, dramatic ways.
Drama classes focus on the process of creation while also providing students an opportunity to learn performance skills.
In the lower grades, the program focuses on process-centered activities to enhance a child’s natural sense of dramatic play and imagination with story drama, movement activities, and imaginative play. Upper Division students use educational drama strategies including process drama, role play, script analysis, and improvisation. Critical thinking, problem solving, self-expression, and aesthetic appreciation are primary tenets of instruction.
Students participate in developmentally-appropriate performative experiences, ranging from classroom shares and performances at all-school assemblies, to full musical productions for the school in the Upper Division. Students are intimately involved in the creative process of writing, directing, and acting in these presentations.