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Welcome to Our Middle School

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.

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

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Citywide P.S. Art Winners
Congratulations to Elijah Trammel & Alba Castillo whose work is currently exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from June through late October 2022.
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2022 Manhattan Borough Arts Festival
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Congratulations to Alba Castillo, Naierah Pacheco, and  Paiton Robinson. Their art was selected for the MBAF exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art June 2-9.

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Naierah

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Paiton

2021 Manhattan Borough Arts Festival
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DANCE: Congratulations to William Rosario, Lucy Torres, Leilani Geigel, and Abu Muhammad Jr. who performed a dance piece called "Give Us Hope," a virtual group collaboration for the MBAF.
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Congratulations to band student Lumari Rodriguez for her  solo clarinet performance, "What Am I" in this year's virtual MBAF arts festival.
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

Our Latest News

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RSA welcomes our new principal,  Mr. Wilson!

     

Greetings families,

I want to formally introduce myself to the RSA community. I am not new to the district and have been working and supporting the D4 community for 5 years as an assistant principal. It is with great honor and privilege to now be here at RSA as the principal. I look forward to continuing the great things Dr. Bradley left behind, picking up where he left off with a consistent push for both art and academic excellence. Feel free to reach out with your feedback, needs and wants. Our goal is to support you and our scholars in whatever capacity necessary to achieve success.

Rick Wilson, Principal

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RSA on News NY1
Sept. 21, 2021
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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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2021 Citywide P.S. Art Winners:
Congratulations to 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. 

View our 2021 High School Musical Here
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View our 2021 Winter Arts Showcase Here
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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.

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.

CASA Grants

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

View our 2020 Spring Arts Showcase Here
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RSA Safety Protocols

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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.