Jim Henson Visual and Performing Arts

Northwestern High School

7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782

Dr. E. Carlene Murray, Principal

Leona Lowery Fitzhugh, VPA Coordinator


Student Choreography Concert - May 16th - 7pm

Upcoming Events!

Student Choreography Concert - May 16th 7pm - Donations accepted

State Solo Assessment - Towson University - May 18th

Choir Concert with PG Philharmonic at Clarice Smith Center UMD May 18th 7:30 https://www.pgphilharmonic.org/

Freshman and Sophomore Art Gallery Exhibit - Friday May 24th Room E109

TV Film Showcase- Thursday, May 30th - 4-6 pm Lecture Hall DEF

The Visual Art Gallery - Delegate Fisher Exhibit

11th Grade Visual Art Majors welcome Delegate Warnika Fisher and host an exhibit of work using the national and state flags and the county crest. She was so impressed, she selected 5 pieces to display in the Maryland State House!

Thank you, Delegate Fisher!

Jim Henson Visual and Performing Arts at Northwestern High School

The Visual and Performing Arts program at Northwestern is a rigorous four-year arts program that offers talented high school students from the Northwestern attendance area, educational opportunities designed to prepare them artistically for college, professional study, or career options in the arts.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for a diverse student population to discover their passion. Students at the academy will participate in in-depth studies of multiple aspects including history, technique, and practice of Visual Art, Theatre, Music, Dance and Television Media. A highly trained staff of artist-teachers will develop within the students the courage to take risks and become leaders. Together we will build an active arts community where academy students inspire others to express themselves through various artistic methods. Their experience will develop a lifetime appreciation of the arts by applying creative skills that can be utilized in any college and career path.