• Celebrating more than three decades, Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts (RPHS) students share a passion for fine and performing arts, and enjoy a reputation for outstanding academic achievement. In fact, based on the number of RPHS students who successfully graduate and go on to college, US News and World Report named Rosa L. Parks High School as one of the nation’s best high schools! RPHS offers a rigorous academic program that includes dual enrollment and Advanced Placement classes. Graduates have attended prestigious institutions including Berkeley College of Music, Howard University, Princeton University, University of the Arts-Philadelphia, and American Musical & Dramatic Academy, The New School, and many more. If artistic expression, performance, and academic excellence are on your agenda for high school, the Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts will be an outstanding choice for you. RPHS enhances career exploration through its community partnerships and receives grants for its Careers in the Arts and Beyond series. Possible career destinations for Rosa Parks graduates include Music/Entertainment Industry, Journalism, Marketing and Public Relations, Education, Graphic Design, Digital and Visual Arts, Performing Arts Services and Theatre Production, Dance Performance, and Social Services and Health.


    413 12th Ave, Paterson, NJ 07514


  • CTE Program: Drama and Theatre 

    • Course 1: Intro to Drama
    • Course 2: Speech and Theatre
    • Course 3: Stage Design and Scene Study
    • Course 4: Master Production and Performance

    Pathway: Vocal & Instrumental 


    • Course 1: Vocal Technique I
    • Course 2: Vocal Technique II
    • Course 3: Concert Choir I
    • Course 4: Adv. Vocal Technique/ Concert Choir II


    • Course 1: Beginning Ensemble
    • Course 2: Intermediate Ensemble
    • Course 3: Concert Band I
    • Course 4: Concert Band II
  • Pathway: Communication Arts

    • Course 1: Foundations of Writing 
    • Course 2: Creative Writing 
    • Course 3: Journalism Publication and Production 
    • Course 4: Yearbook Publication and Production 

    Pathway: Fine Arts

    • Course 1: Foundations of Fine Art
    • Course 2: Fine Arts I
    • Course 3: Fine Arts II
    • Course 4: Fine Arts III

    Pathway: Dance

    • Course 1: Dance Appreciation
    • Course 2: Intermediate M/B/J 
    • Course 3: Dance Technique 
    • Course 4: Dance Choreography 

    Pathway: Commercial Arts

    • Course 1: Foundations of Commercial Arts
    • Course 2: Commercial Art I
    • Course 3: Commercial Art II
    • Course 4: Commercial Art III