Jemicy School’s internationally award-winning performing arts program is modeled after conservatory-style, professional theatre programs and provides students with a rigorous curriculum supported by a variety of extra-curricular hands-on production experiences.
Jemicy’s Upper School Performing Arts Department chair, Sean Elias, discusses the myriad ways that theatre participation benefits students who learn differently.
Performing Arts
Whether interested in exploring something new, developing a natural talent, or preparing for future collegiate study, students can participate at any level of interest and experience as they further both their academic and artistic pursuits. Jemicy Upper School students must earn one (1) credit in either visual or performing arts. Level II and advanced coursework are available to those students who complete the introductory level courses.

  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Music
  • Theatre Design & Production
  • Stage Management
  • Directing
Upper School
The International Thespian Society
TROUP 8269
Jemicy’s Troupe 8269 of The International Thespian Society, the national honor society for students within the theatre arts, was officially chartered in March 2016. Students earn points towards induction through their participation in theatrical productions both on stage and backstage.

Having qualified for both the Maryland State and International Thespian Festivals, Jemicy’s thespians have been continuously ranked superior across multiple performance categories, selected for the coveted Festival Showcase, and cast in the highly selective commissioned play at the International Thespian Festival,
Class of 2020
  • 9 senior thespians were recognized in statewide and national competitions, earning 24 awards for their work in multiple musical and dramatic productions during their Jemicy tenure.
  • 8 seniors were recognized as thespian scholars at graduation.
Theatre Programs
Jemicy students have been recruited by and gained acceptance to some of the nation’s most competitive and prestigious college and university theatre programs for advanced study and have received lucrative collegiate scholarships.

  • Emerson College
  • The University of the Arts
  • Baldwin Wallace
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Point Park University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Pace University
  • Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts
  • The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Peabody Conservatory
Nominations &
Jemicy participates in and has received recognition from local, state, and international adjudication and awards programs:

Baltimore Theatre Awards: 19 Nominations / 12 Wins
Cappies of Baltimore: 15 Nominations / 2 Wins
Educational Theatre Association:
  • Main Stage Invitee - Peter and the Starcatcher 2019
  • Chapter Select - The Laramie Project 2020
Maryland State & International Thespian Festivals:
  • Routine recipient of “Superior”, “Outstanding”, and “Best” rankings
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