The purpose of the art program at Oak Hill is to teach students an appreciation of the visual arts through exploration. Students learn to identify art processes and demonstrate the safe use of tools required to produce art in a variety of media.They learn how the elements and/or principles of art are used to develop the total composition of a work of art and they understand the expressive qualities of art (i.e., how emotions, ideas, or values may be conveyed in visual images).

Students explore how art and artists have functioned in society throughout history and they become familiar with the symbology in art. They learn to identify significant artists, art works, and styles from major historical periods as well as correlating historical contexts. Through their study, students become familiar with art criticism techniques and apply them to discussions of major contemporary artists' and students' works. Our students come to understand and appreciate the functions of art from various cultures both ancient and modern and how this art has influenced artists throughout history.

Oak Hill Art Show

We also offer clubs and activities as fine arts enrichment opportunities for Oak Hill students.

"We have always known that Oak Hill is an excellent place for academic, spiritual, and personal growth. I knew, beyond a doubt, after our son’s first day of school, that there could be no better place for him. The wonderfully gifted teachers and staff, who are so nurturing and caring, make Oak Hill a very special community."

~ Oak Hill Parent


  • Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
  • 801 South Spoede Road
  • Saint Louis, MO 63131-2699
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