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The Arts

Music Program

Theatre Program

Visual Arts

An education without the Fine Arts is half an education. The Arts nurture the very fiber of the human spirit. Our belief is that the Arts belong to everyone and that our school community will be enriched if every student has the opportunity for self-expression, through visual and graphic arts, photography and video production, through music performances and appreciation, and through art history and drama production. Our belief is that these experiences foster original, intelligent and creative thought processes and cultivate a strong, individual character within each of our students. We desire to instill our students with the ability to express Truth and Beauty through an original, intelligent, and creative thought process which fosters a strong, individual character.

Meet Our Graduates


O'Connell is like my second home, and I have been blessed with the opportunity to pursue all my passions, from music and theatre to physics and theology. It is not just a place to grow in academic and extracurricular excellence but also in faith, service, and character, and I would not be the person I am today if it wasn't for the O'Connell community.

- James G. '24
(University of Rochester)