Beginning as early as kindergarten, students learn that creative and articulate self-expression leads to effective communication, both on an individual basis and in front of large audiences. All students are encouraged to develop confidence speaking in front of their peers in a classroom setting, while those who wish to further their skill in front of larger audiences are provided ample opportunity. Some students enjoy the comfort of a prepared public reading, while others thrive honing their acting skills as part of a skit or short play.
High school students can choose to take formal speech classes or simply join a speech club to explore their talents and sharpen their skills. Even without joining a class or club, students can choose to participate in a number of speaking or acting roles throughout the year in special performance programs. A highlight for many students is the Junior-Senior Banquet each spring, which features a student-led thematic program with a variety of creative skits and prepared speeches.