Ladue performing arts


The performing arts faculty in the Ladue School District are committed to providing students in our classes and ensembles a quality education in the arts. The Ladue School District is a suburban district located west of the metropolitan St. Louis area. With a district population of approximately 3900 students, the performing arts are well represented at each of the four elementary schools, the fifth grade center, middle school and high school.

Each elementary school begins string instruction in the 4th grade with winds and percussion starting in 5th grade.  Choir and drama experience is gained through the general music courses K-5.

At the middle school, students interested in theater are offered after school opportunities in two productions a year—one in the fall and one in the spring.  In 7th and 8th grade, students are free to continue music study as well as classes in theater.

At the high school, students may continue their performing arts study by enrolling in band, choir, orchestra, and theatre classes.   There are also classes in music theory, piano and technical theatre for students who are not already a part of the traditional performing ensembles.

A performance based program, Ladue ensembles have received broad recognition for their achievement.  In 2005 Ladue High School was recognized as a Grammy Select Program.  The band, orchestra, choir and percussion ensemble have all appeared at the Missouri Music Educators Association convention and each year Ladue High School contributes students to the All-State ensembles.

All students deserve access to the arts through creation, performance and study which will enrich their quality of life.  However one participates in the arts, they are a source of great enjoyment, contributing significantly to their quality of life.  The performing arts in the Ladue School District are actively supported by a district philosophy that understands and supports the notion that an education without the arts is incomplete and inferior. 


About the Ladue performing arts program