Lower Merion has long been known for its outstanding fine arts, music and theater programs. A full range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities are available to students.

The study of art provides students with new ways of seeing themselves and the world. In the supportive, respectful environment of Lower Merion's art classes, students are encouraged to express their ideas and come to understand the visions of their classmates and of professional artists. They are taught the language of aesthetics and how to think critically about the art that surrounds them. They also learn and practice the process of creation and engage in the many decisions that lead to a work of art.

A team of experienced and dedicated art teachers deliver a rich and varied art curriculum. Students acquire technical skills, a broad knowledge of materials and media and the discipline and dedication necessary to complete complex projects. Students have the opportunity to explore their interests and continue their studies by taking a sequenced series of art courses in the media that appeal to them.

Available courses encompass studio art, art history, art and modern culture, metal arts, ceramics, photography, film and visual arts. Levels range from introductory to AP.


Check out INSIDEOUT - a student-run, interactive online publication exploring the world of the visual arts, artists, popular culture and more. More than 28 students collaborated to create this first edition, which represents student voice through news articles, student artwork, reviews, critiques, do-it-yourself art projects, and much more.