In Middle School, drama is an integral part of the daily academic curriculum. In our unique arts program, Tandem Friends School honors and supports the cultivation of students’ growth and learning through the practice, problem solving, and artistry of theatre.
In the 5th and 6th grades, all students take drama the same semester. In the 5th grade, the class culminates in a unique production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 6th graders put on a Broadway Jr. musical at the end of their semester-long class. 7th graders split into two groups each semester, with one half working to brainstorm, create, rehearse and perform their original material as Cafe 007 (skits, monologues, poetry etc.) in drama class while the other section attends band/music classes, also rehearsing and performing music for Cafe 007. 8th graders choose between a semester of musical theatre or visual art and a semester of visual art, music, or drama. The 8th grade musical theatre class puts on a Broadway musical in the fall. 8th graders submitting films to the International Quaker Bridge Film Festival.