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The Smith Family Conservatory of the Arts

Welcome to The Smith Family Conservatory of the Arts, an exciting K-12 program designed to discover and cultivate the extraordinary God given talents of budding, young artists!

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Quentin Earl Darrington
Artist in Residence

QUENTIN EARL DARRINGTON was most recently seen on Broadway as Agwe in the Tony Award winning revival of Once On This Island for which he earned a Grammy nomination. He made his Broadway debut in the 2010 Tony nominated revival of Ragtime, starring as Coalhouse Walker Jr. and was also seen as Old Deuteronomy in the Broadway revival of CATS.

A native of Florida, his extensive career has taken him from the Bay to Broadway and beyond performing in numerous shows and concerts across 46 US states, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe; also in the national tours of Memphis, The Color Purple, The Lion King, and Ragtime.

Quentin has also starred in productions at The Kennedy Center, NY City Center, Papermill Playhouse, the MUNY, The Cincinnati Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, and the Goodspeed Opera House among others, and made his concert debut with New York's Broadway by the Year series, Songs of 1927 and his solo cabaret debut with QED, Chapter 1: Verse 1.

In addition to his stage career, Quentin has recently guest starred on Elementary, Madam Secretary, and recurs on the new CBS drama The Code. He holds a MFA from University of Central Florida and a BFA from University of South Florida.

About Us

Located on approximately 60 acres at the northeast corner of Belvedere Road and Sansbury's Way in Palm Beach County, Florida our campus consists of 16 buildings (Lower Elementary, Administration, Upper Elementary, High School Administration, High School Science, High School Education, M. Nelson Loveland Athletic Center, Elementary Music, Cafeteria, Rosemary Beaumont Library, Field House, Bus Garage/Maintenance, Events Center (completed in 2012), Full-Page Aquatic Center (completed in 2015), Page Family Center for Performing Arts (completed in 2017) and Boswell Science & Technology Center (completed in 2018) encompassing approximately 225,000 square feet. In 2015 we added Studio 70, a television broadcasting facility.