Private Schools for the Arts in NYC are often institutions that hold semester classes separate from academic facilities. At the Harlem School of the Arts, core artistic skills are developed and honed in 14 week semesters for students who have gained admission to this not-for-profit arts intitution.
The Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. (HSA) is a not-for-profit arts institution that serves over 3,000 students annually in four core artistic disciplines: dance, music, theater and the visual arts. The faculty is comprised of arts professionals who possess extensive performing and exhibition credentials, and expertise in motivating and encouraging students to challenge themselves and fully develop their talents.
The Harlem School of the Arts’ Mission
The Harlem School of the Arts’ mission is to enrich the
lives of youth and their families in the Harlem community and beyond, through training in and exposure to the arts. HSA’s programs recognize both the intrinsic value of the arts in everyday life, and the ways in which arts education enhances academic achievement by developing self-confidence, discipline and learning skills in young adults
HSA has a year round open door admissions policy, with classes running in 14 week sessions. Ideally the courses are designed to be year-round programs. Registration for classes are completed in person, with the student and guardian assigned to meet with the appropriate program assistants and department directors. At this time they will plan the student’s curriculum. An audition or portfolio review will be scheduled during this session.
For many parents, the competitive focus on academic and the disciplined focus on the arts is accomplished with a NYC Private School education in each.