Our visual arts and performing arts program guides students in exploring a variety of disciplines, developing foundational skills, discovering new interests, and experiencing the joy of creating art. Led by teaching artists from Harlem School of the Arts, the program takes place twice per week for primary and elementary students, with middle schoolers continuing to pursue areas of interest through electives. 

Our program is designed to give primary students (grades K-2) broad exposure to a range of disciplines; offer elementary students (grades 3-5) an opportunity to focus with greater depth on skill development; and allow middle schoolers (grades 6-8) to select courses that align with their interests. 

Primary and elementary students study visual and performing arts, including dance, theater, and music over the course of the year. Highlights of the program include the opportunity to study percussion in primary school, learn piano throughout elementary school, and take engaging courses like comic book drawing and printmaking. Each trimester, middle schoolers have an option to take an arts elective, which is held three days per week.

Miley, Fourth Grade Student

It’s cool that we have the opportunity to learn new styles of art. I love being creative. It helps you grow and gain confidence.
Harlem Academy
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New York, NY, 10030

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Harlem Academy is an independent school (grades K-8) that drives equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world.