Upper School

Instrumental Strings
  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Ensemble Work
  • Theory and Composition Classes
  • Rock Band
  • Contemporary Strings Ensemble
  • Independent Study in Instrumental Music
Visual Art Program
  • Offers students both breadth and depth in hands-on art experiences as well as exposure to art history
  • Fosters individual abilities
  • Develops ability to describe, analyze, evaluate and interpret works of art in oral and written form
  • Expands student knowledge of art terminology and visual literacy, and Heightens student awareness of art and global cultures
  • Presents master classes, field trips, and library research
  • Provides opportunities and venues for solo and group gallery exhibitions
Visual Art & Photography Offerings
Students can choose from a number of semester-long courses, or for the more committed art student can choose to follow a sequential series of courses.
Foundation Level Electives:
  • 2-D Studio (1 semester) – drawing, printmaking, photography and collage
  • 3-D Studio (1 semester) – clay, paper and wood sculpture and bookmaking
  • Film Photography (1 semester) – black & white darkroom photography
  • Digital Imaging & Video (1 semester) – digital photography, computer art and filmmaking.
  • Intermediate & Advanced Level
  • Studio Art 2 (full year) -- Preparation for advanced placement/ portfolio development
  • Advanced Portfolio – Engages in progressively more sophisticated methods & techniques and independent study contracts.
Theatre and Drama
  • Classes offer training in acting, directing and technical theatre including film, acting for film, and digital media components.
  • Student-run theatre company for Upper classmen.
  • Season includes: two mainstage productions, a musical, class perfomances, theatre for young audiences and a touring show.
  • Participation in the ESU Shakespeare Competition
  • Independent Studies in Theatre
  • Drama Club
  • Touring Shows
The arts are great partners and participants in learning, self actualization, and character. The arts offer yet another path for the student journey of self-discovery, connection to a global community and living a life that is expressive and creative.
The Upper School student may find a solace in balancing the demands of academics with the opportunity to make art. The intentional study of art helps shape the world of the Upper School student and provides a solid basis for continued study in support of the arts beyond the Upper School years.
Vocal Music
  • All State Chorus
  • Holiday Program
  • Winterlude Dessert Concert
  • Spring Broadway Musical
  • Vocal Arts Pops Concert
  • Class Day Performance
  • Graduation Performance

2017 Scholastic Art Winners

Congratulations to the following Upper School art students who won awards for their pieces at the highly competitive regional Scholastic Art competition:
Anna Alphenaar '20, Honorable Mention Painting "Doppelganger" 
Grace English '18, Honorable Mention Printmaking "Grandfather's hands" 
Grace English '18, Silver Key Sculpture "Gazelle"
Grace English '18, Honorable Mention Sculpture "Tree" 
Claire Foley '18, Silver Key Painting "Shades" 
Claire Foley '18, Honorable Mention Sculpture "Chameleon"
Claire Foley '18, Honorable Mention Sculpture "Pinwheel" 
Annie Oldham '18, Gold Key Sculpture "Back In Time" 
Sam Parker '19, Gold Key Photography "Glendalough" 
Ellery Thompson '17, Gold Key Photography "Night of Discontent" 

School Information

2427 Glenmary Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
P: 502.479.0340
F: 502.454.8549
Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12, co-ed independent day school located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.