Brooklyn High School of the Arts

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Coordinates: 40°41′02″N 73°58′49″W / 40.68389°N 73.98028°W / 40.68389; -73.98028

Brooklyn High School of the Arts
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345 Dean Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Type Public
Established 1900[1]
Principal Daniel Vecchiano [1]
Enrollment 725 [1]

Brooklyn High School of the Arts, ("Brooklyn Arts") is a New York City Public High School located in Boerum Hill in Brooklyn.[1] It is a dual-mission high school dedicated to providing aspiring artists and scholars with an academically rigorous pre-college course of study and a comprehensive, four-year pre-conservatory arts program. The school has majors including Fine Art (visual and design), Dance (performing arts), Instrumental Music (performing arts), Theater (performing arts) and Vocal Music (performing arts). Students must audition before the teaching staff for their chosen major.

The school had their first graduating class in June 2004. Hip-hop recording artist Jeannie Ortega was also part of the first graduating class. They have a student population of about 900 students in grades 9 through 12. The school is sponsored and has partnerships by such corporations as, Invesco, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 101.1 WCBS FM, and the World Monuments Fund. The school has extracurricular activities such as Drama Club, Peer Mediation, Guitar Club, Anime Club, Chess Club, Student Advisory Council and the National Honor Society. The principal is Daniel Vecchiano.

The high school also offers summer internships via the Preservation Arts program. Students can intern at various architecture, construction and engineering firms around New York. Interns are paid by the school instead of the employers.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Brooklyn High School of the Arts". Retrieved 2006-11-15. 

External links[edit]

Official website