To develop and deliver the highest standard of performing arts education while embracing a balance between the students’ creative potential and their academic strengths.
We will inspire students to realize their full potential through the arts and academics, while embracing 21st century learning skills to become well-rounded, productive members of the community.
The School 24 Fine and Performing Arts Program is currently open to students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades and will continue to grow through the middle school grades in the upcoming school years. Students enrolled will receive the general core curriculum in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. In addition to these courses, our Academy students will be enrolled in Theater, Art, Dance, and Music Appreciation classes. They will also have the opportunity to choose between dance, musical theater, pre-instrumental, and choir lessons. It is expected that upon entering Middle School, the students will choose the area(s) of the arts they would like to pursue.
As a way to provide students with the opportunity to refine their skills, students will be expected to participate in class and school-wide productions, both during the school day and after school. Students will have the opportunity to showcase the work and talents they have developed in their classes, under the guidance of our teachers and instructors.
All students interested in seeking admission to School 24 Fine & Performing Arts are offered the opportunity to apply for acceptance. Further details related to the application process are available on the school website.
Our Academy students will be exposed to a variety of experiences in both the performing arts and fine arts genres. By attending a diverse selection of events and field trips, students will be encouraged to think critically about the world around them and create connections that will enhance their abilities and skills in the classroom and in life.
Some of these experiences include:
· The Wharton Music Center at School 24
· Guest Latin Dance Residency
· Alvin Ailey Residency
· School wide performances
· Art presentations
· Visits from various instrumental artists
· Opportunities to perform at various community events
· Broadway Shows
· Radio City Christmas Spectacular
· The NYC Ballet at Lincoln Center
· Visit to the MET
· Audition opportunities