Harpeth Hall believes that the arts are an integral component of education. Studies in the arts develop the intellectual skills of perceptual awareness, critical analysis, and creative problem solving. Arts courses convey knowledge and meaning not learned through the study of other subjects. At the same time, they refine and reinforce other basic educational skills. In many ways, arts courses closely duplicate the complexities of adult life, where there are seldom clear-cut choices or verifiable truths.