Arts News

Upper School Music Field Experience

On Oct. 3rd TNS Upper school music students went to the Walton Arts Center to see Cuban music group Tiempo Libre for a performance and master class. 


Drama I Set Design

Ms. Jonny's DRAMA I students with University of Arkansas set design grad student Kathleen Holmes. As part of a grant with the Arkansas Arts Council and TheatreSquared, as well as The New School's ongoing partnership with the University of Arkansas theatre department, Kathleen taught a set design and construction workshop over the last month to these eight students. Thanks to her guidance, the class designed and is currently constructing the "101 Dalmatians" set for the 2nd-4th grade production coming October 24th.


101 Dalmatians Kids Cast List

Congratulations to the following students! 

Cast List

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Following a semester of hard work, private lessons and full band rehearsals, The New School's Ensemble I and Ensemble II presented their spring concert. 


video Ensemble I

video Ensemble II




"Farnahan's fantastic, fun-time circus! A wonderful, magical, musical circus!" 'Farnahan's Circus' is an original TNS play and a wonderful tradition at The New School that encourage out pre-kindergarten students to be brave and get creative on stage. This show was written by our own Andrea Romine, for whom our stage is named for. Thank you to our many faculty members, teachers and parents for making this wonderful play possible. We can't wait for Farnahan's Circus to roll into town again next year! 




ARTS WEEK APRIL 22-26, 2019



Arts Week at The New School will be April 22-26 with a special performance by our Rock Band and Morning Jam at George's Majestic Lounge on April 14 and our Upper School Arts Show on April 18. TNS Arts Week will feature projects, productions and performances by our creative students from early childhood all the way to our high school students!

Arts Week 2019 Schedule

Photos and videos listed below are available for viewing or download through our Vimeo page and Flickr page. To access the photo albums or videos please use the buttons below. 

Art Shows Photos

Dance Recital Photos

Dance Recital Video

Drama I Performance Photos

Drama I Performance Video

Guitar, Ukulele and Drumming Concert Video

Piano Recital Photos

2-8 Piano Recital Video

Rock Band and Morning Jam Concert Photos






"Seussical" auditions are complete and the cast list has been posted and can be viewed on the drama call board in the hallway between the dance studio and front desk. Drama I upper school students Winnie Brekelbaum, Emma Caviness, Faith Caviness, Mackenzie Donovan, Zach Gust, Julianna Reynolds & Olive Zweig have begun designing the show with help from teachers Ms. Sam and Ms. Jonny. Their set model can be seen in the dressing rooms, and their costume renderings are on display on the drama bulletin boards. 

Seussical Cast List 






On January 24th, our K-8 students were treated to a beautiful concert by pianist Andrew Tyson, who was in town to perform with SONA at the Walton Arts Center. Mr. Tyson played and also answered many, many questions from the very excited audience! 





Our kindergarten and first graders carried on a wonderful New School tradition by performing in "The Magical Forest" for our TNS Community! 

Watch the magical forest