Archer's visual arts program is essential to cultivating both intellectual and creative expression.
Student artists in the visual arts program explore a wide range of mediums including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, fabric arts, printmaking, photography, graphic design, and mixed media. Projects foster creative experimentation and challenge girls to further their own unique vision and style.

  • The Middle School visual art program includes opportunities for designing wearable technology, building computer apps, and creating web sites alongside drawing, painting, and ceramics classes.
  • Upper School student artists can pursue their passions through advanced coursework, and students in 12th grade enrolled in the advanced studies program can curate and present their portfolio in a personal gallery show.
  • Archer students are consistently recognized with Scholastic Art Awards and have won Congressional Art Competition and Young Arts National Award.


Arts Preview

Courses Offered

  • Middle School Ceramics
  • Ceramics: Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • Middle School Photography
  • Photography: Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced
Visual Art
  • Middle School Visual Arts
  • Art in the IDEALab
  • Studio Art: Introduction and Intermediate
  • Portfolio: Advanced Art
  • AP Studio Art 
  • Gallery Management and Design
Media Art
  • Advanced Study in Visual and Media Art
  • Media Tech: Yearbook
  • Advanced Media Tech: Yearbook Editing
  • Graphic Design
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.