Andover Public Schools' Visual and Performing Arts Department believes that all students benefit from creating, responding to, and connecting with art in various forms. We are regular witnesses to the impact art has on Andover students' lives and the broader community. Through collaborative, student-centered, and interdisciplinary approaches, the over thirty faculty members serve students from PreK-12 in general music, voice/choral arts, orchestra, drama, technical theater, instrumental music, and the visual arts.

Yet, this work is in collaboration. Partner groups within and outside the district support this work in various ways. The arts are an integral part of the core curriculum in Andover and a key to the approach to literacy, history, and STEM programs.

We see art education, whether it is in music, visual arts, dance, media, or theater, as preparing young people with the creative, cognitive, and relational skills to be world-ready citizens. Through the arts, young people can foster means of expression to develop voice and agency in this ever-evolving world.

The Visual and Performing Arts Department thanks you for your ongoing support. We welcome any questions, feedback, or inquiries about our programs.


Sean Walsh

Andover Public Schools

PreK-12 Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator


Phone: 978.247.5568