School Life
Fine Arts

Upper School Fine Arts

A lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of the arts is central to visual and performing arts participation for all students in the Upper School. A breadth of classes and extracurricular activities provides the opportunity for students to not only explore the arts, but extend the creative talents for those with the desire to advance their select fine arts interests.

Courses in drawing, visual design, photography, computer graphics, dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music and multimedia are offered in state-of-the art facilities, including Benjamin Hall - a new 849-seat multi-purpose theatre and a video production television studio.  An array of art exhibits, concerts, theatre productions and informal functions throughout the school year showcases students and their works at both on and off-campus venues.

Students must earn 1 credit in Fine Arts (Performing or Visual) during their 4 years of high school.

Performing Arts Faculty

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Sara Salivar

    Mrs. Sara Salivar 

    US World Language/Dance Teacher, Performing Arts Department Chair
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2125
  • Photo of Kenneth Archer

    Mr. Ken Archer 

    Director of Multimedia Productions
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2462
  • Photo of Jason Peck

    Mr. Jason Peck 

    US Drama/English Teacher
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2488
  • Photo of Kirkland Austin

    Ms. Kirkland Austin 

    US Music Director
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2154

Visual Arts Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Melissa Grillo

    Ms. Melissa Grillo 

    US Visual Arts Teacher, Department Chair
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2149
  • Photo of Caroline Duran

    Ms. Caroline Duran 

    US Visual Arts Teacher
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2123
  • Photo of Matthew Haughn

    Mr. Matthew Haughn 

    US Visual Arts Teacher
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2152
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.
After hours emergency contact:
Leslie Downs/Chief Operating Officer
Ph:  561.657.0075 or 561.747.0585