Middle School Theatre Arts

The study of Theater Arts provides students opportunities for personal and academic growth, ways to create bridges to other subject disciplines and other cultures, and the development of skills.

The Fairfax County Public Schools Middle School Theatre Arts program of cultivates and scaffolds on skills in creativity, collaboration, and communication through various theatre activities which support students to develop as goal directed and resilient individuals. FCPS theatre curriculum supports the National Core Arts Standards and include the Theatre Arts Virginia Standards of Learning. FCPS theatre curriculum is vertically aligned to develop increasingly complex skills, concepts, and understandings at successive grade levels.

All Theatre Arts Appreciation, Speech and Theatre Arts Appreciation, and Technical Theatre Appreciation students participate in the Middle School Theatre Arts Field Trip to have an opportunity to experience a live professional theatre performance.

Curricular and extracurricular theatre activities provide opportunities for students to explore various aspects and areas of theatre including; field trips to professional theatres, workshops, one act performances and festivals, plays, musicals, children’s theatre performances, drama clubs, improvisation competitions (Theatre Sports), playwrighting festivals, Technical Theatre Olympics, Theatre Expo, Mayfest Playfest, and more. FCPS theatre students may also participate in local, state, and national theatre festivals and competitions.


  • Theatre Arts Appreciation
  • Speech and Theatre Arts Appreciation
  • Advanced Theatre Arts Appreciation
  • Advanced Speech and Theatre Arts Appreciation
  • Technical Theatre Appreciation

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