Performing Arts

Acting, singing, dancing, communicating, and playing a musical instrument are all at the heart of the performing arts at Villa Duchesne. Students are actively involved in doing these things, not just reading or talking about them. Students perform in music, theatre, and dance in the classroom and on the stage. If a student is interested in lighting, sound, construction, costumes, make-up, and stage management, there are ample opportunities to actually work on a production. Independent study courses are often created by the student and the teacher to meet specific needs -- advanced courses or courses not offered in the curriculum. Even if a student is simply a "lover" of the performing arts, there will be a place for her to continue and deepen her appreciation and interest.

"The one thing I found so unique about Villa was being part of a worldwide network of schools. My daughter participated in the Taiwan Exchange Program. She went to the Sacred Heart school of Taipei, Taiwan. She was there for three weeks and we in turn hosted several students at our home as part of a cultural exchange. We share a lot with other schools around the country and around the world."

~ Villa Duchesne Parent


  • Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
  • 801 South Spoede Road
  • Saint Louis, MO 63131-2699
  • (P) 314.432.2021
  • (F) 314.432.0199
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