- About MMS
Familiarity with the creative process is developed through classes in fine art, performing arts, computer art, journalism, dance and vocal music. All students study these subjects throughout their school career. We believe that understanding the creative process and practicing and expressing creativity allows the student to apply that process in any chosen setting including academics, the workplace and social situations.
We integrate academic pursuits with creative arts in the belief that each enriches the other. The arts offer a context for students to work cooperatively together across age and gender groupings, and participate in activities where they can overcome fear of presenting themselves to a wider audience, and overcoming perceived limitations in the creative process.
Our drama, choir, and dance performances involve virtually every student both on and off stage. These activities give our students an opportunity for positive self-expression, be it as a performing artist, a prop designer, a stage manager, or a promoter. Over the past few years, the school has produced shows such as The Baker's Wife, Pippin, Working, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirates of Penzance, The Matchmaker, Oliver, Romeo and Juliet, and Chorus Line.
The school also stages an annual school-wide production of The Ramayana, an ancient Indian epic that depicts the battle of good versus evil. The Ramayana is not only a wonderful vehicle for artistic and creative expression, but also for teaching positive values, and working cooperatively on a large scale. The production is a community event, bringing parents, faculty and students together in a common enterprise.