Performing Arts education provides the students with the opportunity to develop their highest potential despite differences in learning rates and prior knowledge and skills. Each student develops their physical, psychological and cognitive capacities always on behalf of their own experiences and motivations, making it an experience that elevates their awareness of being global citizens.
A Performing Arts curriculum that facilitates comprehensive, in depth learning for its students is comprised of diverse and challenging educational experiences in theatre and provides the opportunity for students to relate with each one of the Fine Arts. 

List of 5 items.

  • Advanced Drama and Acting

    This course is designed for students with serious interest in acting and developing themselves as thespians.  Activities include special exercises for developing movement and voice production, reading, improvisation, and scenes, and production of mini-plays.  The emphasis is on some of the basic techniques, gaining experience in acting and enjoying themselves in the process.
  • Advanced Filmmaking

    This course is composed of small groups (10 students maximum) who will learn about different techniques and strategies for producing, filming and editing films using modern, digital equipment and mediums.   Students will work independently to produce a series of short films throughout the year in various genres, including (but not limited to) historical documentary, biography, comedy, drama and self-help videos. Students in this class will also collaborate with other programs in the school such as SEM, athletics and clubs, as well as documenting school wide events.
  • Advanced Speech and Debate

    The Advanced Speech and Debate class is designed to prepare the students on the process of speaking to a group of people, performing for an audience as well as preparing for open debates, which are vital skills required for success in today’s society and professional world. The course focuses on studying the art of speaking, improvisational training and speech writing. Course content may include individual speeches such as personal, demonstrative, informative, persuasive and impromptu, as well as narrative speaking, oral interpretation of prose and/or poetry, original oratory, acting and debate. 
  • Improvisation and Film Making

    This course aims to expand the student’s capability for spontaneous movement and speaking, flexibility of body and thought, creativity, communication and teamwork, through the use of warm up improvisation, theatre games, scene set ups, sketch work and structured individual and group improvisation exercises. This course will help the students to trust their instincts and make quick decisions in theatrical situations helping to develop their critical thinking in an environment always suitable to ‘think outside the box.’ 
  • Musical Theatre

    Students in this course will explore the history of the American Musical Theater, its genres, styles, adaptations and elements, through texts and film resources, as well as further develop the skills necessary for performing in Musical Theater. Students will develop their acting, movement, and vocal performance techniques through improvisation, viewpoints, acting exercises, vocal training and active participation in classic and contemporary musical theatre scenes.

Performing Arts Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Madeline Gómez

    Madeline Gómez 

    Saint John’s School
    Performing Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Ana Soler

    Ana Soler 

    Performing Arts Teacher, Secondary School

Saint John’s School

Saint John’s School is a non-profit, college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1915. The school, located in a residential area of Condado, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has an enrollment of over 800 students from pre pre-kinder to grade twelve. Instruction is mostly in English with the exception of language courses.