ISH has a strong tradition in the theatrical arts, well reflected in the curricula and extra-curricula offering of its drama department. At the heart of the drama curriculum is the aim to provide a deeper understanding of how drama relates to society and the world.
Drama is a compulsory subject in the middle school years from grades 6 to 8. In these years the drama programme aims to develop social and personal communication. Students enhance their performance skills by learning to use body and voice as a form of expression. Students also perform cooperative work with peers in small and large groups, developing their interpersonal skills in an ensemble environment. The usage of various theatre elements as well as an appreciation of the role theatre plays in societal situations are also key curricula components.