ISA is noted for the creativity of its Fine Arts programme. Its theatre, formerly the ballroom of the one-time hotel, has been completely modernized and renovated, and productions of all types take place there. Student from all levels of the school make use of the theatre; friends and parents are invited to attend and applaud the achievements of the students.
In drama, talented teachers work closely with their students in order to draw out and develop their artistic abilities. Professionals are often brought in as consultants to enhance these efforts. Major productions have included musicals such as “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Chicago”.
In addition, as a part of the creative art programme of ISA, students are introduced to instruction in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. The high point of the year in art is the IB Visual Arts exhibition, which is set up so that examiners can judge students’ work, but which is enjoyed by all.
Music is highlighted in such performances as the annual Winter Show and talent shows. Students are encouraged to progress in both singing and instrumental music. Talented seniors are invited to perform at their graduation exercises, which gives a special note to the event.