Children can acquire confidence by exploring their creativity.

Artists in Residence

Artists aren’t just guests at Mount Vernon they’re co-creators. Each year, students have the opportunity to partner with trailblazing artists who are leaders in their industry as they create original work together. Whether it is developing a new play based on an award-winning book, or curating a visual art exhibit with a world-renowned artist, our students have the opportunity to learn from, work with, and create alongside incredible creatives from across traditional and emerging fields in the arts.

  • Joe Tsambiras, Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Katie Cathell, Entrepreneur & Fashion Photographer
  • Yogesh Samsi, Internationally Renowned Indian Tabla Musician
  • Tommy Futch, Improv Coach & owner of Laughing Matters
  • Klimchak, Electro-Acoustic Musician & Unique Instrument Builder
  • Latrice Pace, Award Winning Vocalist, Actress and member of the acclaimed Pace Sisters
  • Kris Valeriano, Videographer and Owner of Bush Jumping Productions
  • Annelise Loughead, Marketing Director, American Songwriter Magazine
  • Amanda Lowery, Dance & Movement Coach
  • John Adrian, Film Coach & Owner of John Adrian Photography
  • Elaine Armstrong, Director of Marketing at Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Cynthia Caldwell, Professional Actress & Theatre Director
  • Charmaine Minniefield, Artist, and African American Art Expert
  • Dwayne Walker & Tim Samuel, Founder of Sparketh Online Art Courses
  • José Manuel Garcia, Latin Pianist/Keyboard Player
  • Trigulbundi, Indian Music Trio
  • Stephanie Kaskel-Bogel, Center for Puppetry Arts

Visual Arts

Through sketching, painting, sculpting, and other methods, students find ways to connect, impact, and influence the world around them. As the visual arts intersect with other disciplines, students begin to recognize how art amplifies life.

Performing Arts


Theatre is an immersive experience. Mount Vernon students have endless opportunities to act, design, build, and stage-manage to create electrifying performances.


Our students are performers, receiving individualized instruction from talented faculty, developing into confident and accomplished musicians through concert band, chorus, and audio production.


Dance develops character. Rooted in technique and expression, our emerging dance program, which develops confidence and skill, includes ballet, hip-hop, modern jazz, and tap.

Original Student Work

We have an entire hallway dedicated to the arts. It’s our Arts District. When I found out about that,  got really excited, but when I actually saw the recording studio and all of the equipment dedicated to recording music, I knew this was where I would be 24/7. It will provide me and other students more opportunities to do more and learn more.

– Carolyn W

Portfolio of Venues

  • Upper School Black Box
  • Middle School Black Box 
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Sanctuary
  • Byers Theater
  • Studio Theater
  • Providence Place

Friends of the Arts

Contributing their time and talent to all aspects of the arts, our friends are a collection of dedicated families who advance and promote Mount Vernon’s growing fine arts program. Whether through set construction, concessions, or costume design, our families work in partnership with us.

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2019 - 2020 Productions

With over 20 theater productions across our grade levels, there are numerous opportunities for students to take on roles as actors, performers, crew members, and director’s assistants to get involved.

Purchase Tickets

Reserve your tickets today for upcoming shows including, A Christmas Carol, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, and Matilda!

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