The Arts

Sumner Academy's Fine Arts opportunities encourage students to express themselves through the exploration of many modalities. Whether learning to play instruments, creating works of art, or performing in a play, our students enjoy ample opportunity to find their creative niche. 

Sumner Academy recognizes that Arts Education fosters academic achievement and emotional maturity in our students. Students even get to experience field studies in the Arts - including going to plays at TPAC, visiting arts-based museums, and taking trips to local studios to learn alongside expert artists. Middle school students have the opportunity to join and perform with the Sumner Academy Band.



Visual Arts

Visual Art Class at Sumner Academy introduces students to a variety of mediums, from clay to acrylics, from oil pastels to graffiti art. There is always a new method of expression to discover. All students, from PK-8, take visual arts each year. Additional focus classes and clubs are also available to middle school students.


Performing Arts

Students have opportunities at every grade level to perform for the school community. From holiday performances to plays, students will gain valuable experience in the performing arts. Students also attend music class from PK-8th grade. All middle school students take one theatre class a year.

 Sumner Academy aims to give students meaningful exposure to the different avenues music offers. Music is relational and enjoyable, and the goal is that every child sees how they can fit into this musical world of ours!

Erin Robertson, Music Teacher


Sumner Academy Band

Students take general music classes from PK - 8th grade before choosing to take band in grades 4th-8th. Performances are held throughout the year as concerts or at athletic events. Instruments include drums, flutes, clarinets, and more.


Private Lessons

Private music lessons are offered at Sumner Academy during the school day by award-winning musician Thornton Cline. He has been teaching private and group piano, violin, ukulele and guitar lessons at Sumner Academy for almost 17 years. 

Creativity Is Within

Additional art experiences are provided throughout the year through field studies and clubs. Some examples of clubs can include Garage Band and Clay & Sculpture.