The Arts at Maryvale

Maryvale believes in providing a comprehensive and diverse co-curricular foundation for students, which includes instilling a love for the Arts. Through the Arts program at Maryvale, students are able to develop, enhance, and improve their abilities and unique characteristics as well as discover new fields of interest.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department at Maryvale offers both Middle and Upper School students the chance to explore, develop and advance interests in theatre, dance, and music throughout their years at Maryvale.

We offer opportunities in theatre arts and dance, as well as different vocal and instrumental ensembles. Our graduates are prepared to enjoy the performing arts as adults as either audience or performer. Each young woman leaves Maryvale with a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the arts that enrich our society.


The Music Department, which functions within our Performing Arts Department, invites students to cultivate their vocal and instrumental talents within our many ensemble offerings. 

We offer choral music, instrumental ensembles, and vocal performance to both Middle and Upper School students. Additionally, all Maryvale students study the fundamentals of music, music history and music appreciation as part of our curriculum program.

Visual Arts

The Maryvale Visual  Art curriculum is designed to assist students in establishing an awareness of art as part of our daily existence through a disciplined-based program. Students become aesthetically aware of a wide range of visual forms, use criticism skills to judge artworks successfully, become aware of important paradigms throughout history, understand how to integrate the visual arts with other disciplines and discover how to create their own works of art through hands-on projects.

Meet the Team

Kim Kozak

Visual Arts Teacher, Visual Arts Department Chair

Deirdre McAllister '06

Performing Arts Teacher, Performing Arts Department Chair

Marlena Murtagh

Visual Arts Teacher, PRISM Moderator

Lisa Pantano

Music Teacher

Amanda Polanowski

Dance Teacher, Music Teacher

Brandon Rivera

Instrumental Music Teacher