A Catholic, college preparatory high school located in beautiful Sonoma County.

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The Arts

Arts Alive 2023!

Monday, April 17 / Modern Band Concert at HopMonk in Sebastopol | 7:00 PM

Thursday, April 20 / Modern Band Concert on campus in the ACC | 7:00 PM

Friday, April 21 / Arts Alive Pep Rally - Dance, Drama, Music, and Fine Arts | 10:00 am

Friday, April 21 / Fine Art Gallery Opening Reception in the Art Room  | 5:00 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 25 & 26 / Dance Show at Sonoma Country Day School | 7:30 pm

Friday & Sat April 28 & 29 / Drama Show, "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost in the Machine" on campus in the ACC |  7:00 pm

Tickets on sale soon!


Be A Part of the ARTS!

Cardinal Newman's Art Program is vibrant! Classes within the program include Studio Art, Graphic Design, Music, Guitar, Modern Band/Chorus, and Dance.

The art disciplines at Cardinal Newman High School are active throughout the year with lectures, workshops, concerts, performances and galleries.

Cardinal Newman's Mission Statement for the ARTS

Cardinal Newman High School's Art Program is committed to providing students with an encouraging environment where they are given the opportunity to grow and excel as artists. We strive to deliver the highest quality of music, fine art, and dance training, while nurturing each student’s unique gift of talent and creativity. We wish to encourage our students to achieve their fullest potential – to support them as they grow artistically and academically, and develop into well-rounded individuals – nourished in body, mind and spirit.

Message from the ARTS

There is overwhelming research that a strong education in the arts makes for a more well-rounded student while in school and in adult life. The College Board, Profile of College-Bound Seniors National Report for 2001, 2002, and 2004, states that “Students who have had arts education have higher SAT scores than other students”. Cardinal Newman High School recognizes this and has made a strong commitment to arts education. That has lead to the expansion of a variety of arts classes offered at the school, as well as the expansion of the arts faculty at the school. Cardinal Newman is a place where students with artistic interest in the fine arts, music, drama or dance, have a place to grow and be challenged.

Use the links to the left to explore in more detail the different disciplines offered at Cardinal Newman.

Art Department

Morris Acevedo

Titles: Director of Music, Teacher of Graphic Design, Teacher of Digital Media, Department Chair
Phone Numbers:
School: (707) 546-6470 x100

Joey Castor

Titles: Teacher
Phone Numbers:
School: (707) 546-6470 x100

Gabrielle Thompson

Titles: Dance Program Director, Teacher
Phone Numbers:
School: (707) 546-6470 x100