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Renaissance School of the Arts is the hidden gem of the District 4 community. RSA is an open enrollment middle school, grades 6-8, founded in 2008 by Dr.Tammy Pate. The school focuses on the arts with three majors that students can choose from: band, dance, and visual arts.

The current Principal, Dr. Brian Bradley, took over in 2014. Since then, the standard middle school curricula have expanded to include high school level regents courses in algebra, living environment, and U.S. History for all 8th graders. The arts program has streamlined into a pre-conservatory style, technique based program that students engage in daily. This prepares students to compete in the rigorous admission auditions for specialized NYC high schools. RSA has a small community filled with passionate educators and loving, happy families all working together to promote well-being and success for our students.

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Principal's Message
4/23/21  Video

Our Vision

RSA will become the premier arts program in District 4. Our students will gain entrance to and be competitive at the top arts high schools in New York City.

Our Mission

Through high level arts courses, the collaborative inquiry process, rigorous academic curricula, explicit social emotional instruction and focus on enhancing for success in all aspects of life. No limits No Boundaries.

Awards

2021 Manhattan Borough Arts Festival
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Congratulations to William Rosario, Lucy Torres, Leilani Geigel, and
Abu Muhammad Jr.  who will perform a dance piece called "Give Us Hope," a group collaboration for the MBAF.
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We have an exciting Summer Rising program to offer all of our incoming 6th graders that centers around enriching experiences, trips, arts, and academics.  Please complete the sign up at the following link to ensure your place:

2021 Mahattan Borough Arts Festival
 Leilani Minter & Ymani Rivera's artworks  were selected for this year's virtual  MBAF art exhibit.
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Ymani Rivera

Leilani Minter Our Principal caraciture.

Leilani Minter

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2021 Citywide Arts Competition
 Congratulations to winners Germany Gonzalez  and Reyli Arturo Villalva. Their  art will be exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art July thru October 2021, then will be exhibited at Tweed Courthouse.
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Semifinalist Winner:

Amariah Brown

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2020 Manhattan Borough Arts Festival

Congratulations to Brittania Carr, Ymani Rivera, and Leilani Minter for painting and drawings  exhibited in this year's online Manhattan Borough Arts Festival! Leilani was also featured in a video about her process. 

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2020 Citywide Arts Competition

Congratulations to Germany Gonzalez and Eleny Granado, semifinalist winners in this year's competitive citywide art contest.

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    After-School Clubs      
     Click here for links & sign-up  
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Blue Cards & Uniforms

Click above links to submit Blue Cards and uniform orders online by September 8th. Payment for uniforms and Arts Block fees are due on the first day of school. See STUDENTS page for more info.

Attendance & School Policies:
Click STUDENTS Tab (above)
View our 2021 Spring Arts Showcase Here
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View our 2021 High School Musical Here
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Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Congratulations to Mr. Gandara and RSA for being selected to partner with the Met Orchestra for master classes and performances for band in 2020 and to develop a new string and orchestra program in 2021.

 

Adopt a Classroom Grant

2019-2020 Recipient of a $15,000 grant from Burlington Stores to purchase  band instruments, lights, and equipment.

View our 2021 Winter Arts Showcase Here
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CASA Grants

2019, 2018, 2017 Cultural After-School Adventures Program (CASA) $10,000 grants from from NYC Council member Diana Ayala

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2019 Citywide Arts Competition

Visual Arts Winner Germany Gonzalez, whose painting was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

2018 Manhattan Borough Arts Festival

Winner, MBAF Performance Arts Showcase, "Aladdin Jr" musical.

2018 NYC Citywide Performance Competition

1st Place Winner, Citywide Performance Arts competition,"The Lion King" musical.

View our 2020 Spring Arts Showcase Here
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