Visual and Performing Arts

  • Matador painting Mira Loma’s VAPA curriculum includes beginning drama, advanced drama, International Baccalaureate Theatre (standard and higher level), Band, Choir, Guitar, International Baccalaureate music (standard and higher level), Art 1, Global Art, Drawing and Painting, International Baccalaureate art (levels 1 and 2), and International Studies art.

    Our focus on western as well as non-western artistic traditions makes our program one of the most diverse in the San Juan Unified School District, if not the entire region. The majority of our faculty hold Masters Degrees in their respective disciplines. Mira Loma also houses the Secondary Visual Arts Lead teacher.
    Visual Arts
    Mira Loma's Visual Arts Program includes:
    Beginning Drawing and Painting
    Advanced Drawing and Painting
    MYP/IS Global Art
    IS2 Senior Art
    Beginning and Advanced Ceramics
    IB Visual Art 1 & 2
    Digital Art 
    Performing Arts
    Mira Loma's performing art's program consists of:
    MYP/IS Beginning Drama
    Advanced Drama
    IB Theater
    "Stagecraft" class
    Mira Loma offers the following music courses:
    Zero Period Honors Band
    Concert Choir
    Concert Band
    Honors Band
    MYP Music 



    Visual Art 


    Kristi Char

    Classes taught: IB Art 1/2, MYP Global Art, IS Global Art


    Juliana TerMeer

    Classes taught:   Beginning Drawing, 

    Sandra Sastre-Chavez

    Classes taught:  International Studies Art, Beginning and Advanced Ceramics, 

    Maria Contrerez

    Classes taught: Photography, digital art 

    Performing Arts 


    Nicole Schallig-Weil

    Classes taught: IB Theatre, MYP/Beginning Drama, Stagecraft




    Michael McAllister (Department Chair)

    Music Director

    Jill Sorenson

Last Modified on October 9, 2019