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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.
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.
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.
2021 Manhattan Borough Arts Festival
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.
2021 Mahattan Borough Arts Festival
Leilani Minter & Ymani Rivera's artworks were selected for this year's virtual MBAF art exhibit.
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.
Reyli Arturo Villalva
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.
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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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.
2019, 2018, 2017 Cultural After-School Adventures Program (CASA) $10,000 grants from from NYC Council member Diana Ayala
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.
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