50 Years of Catching Dreams

Inspired by a love of the arts, a few administrators and teachers from Casady School, Holland Hall and Wichita Collegiate had a dream to bring students together to participate in an inter-school Fine Arts presentation.
The ISAS Arts Festival returned home to Casady School for the 50th Anniversary Celebration! Casady was honored and privileged to host the 50th Annual ISAS Arts Festival in 2017. The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Arts Festival began in 1967 at Casady School with Wichita Collegiate and Holland Hall participating in debate, one act plays, and art exhibits at Casady School. The Festival culminated with all three schools joining together in a mass choir concert.

Fifty years later, the ISAS Arts Festival has grown to be the nation’s premiere annual regional arts festival among independent schools with more than 20 different performance opportunities for the students. Today, more than 40 schools and 3,000 students participate in this weekend celebration of performing and visual arts.

The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) is comprised of more than 90 schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.