Department Overview

  • At our schools, all of our students are learning in and through the arts.  The arts department is comprised of many talented teachers and support staff who provide the foundation from which students can further develop their talents.


    Direct Instruction in the Arts:


    Students in all of our schools are learning music, visual art, dance and drama.
    Recorders and violins or cellos are introduced in grade 3.
    Band instruments are introduced in grade 4 using Smart Music technology.
    There is a Music Technology Lab at Woodlands Middle/High School.
    Jazz/modern dance, choral singing and drama are introduced in grade 2.

    African dance is introduced in grade 4.
    Musical theater productions are produced annually at the R. J. Bailey School and at Woodlands Middle/High School.
    Student art work is exhibited annually in the Mansion Gallery and in other community spaces.


    Arts in Education:


    We value our partnerships with Arts Westchester - providing residencies that support curricula (specifically supporting IB (International Baccalaureate) units K-8),

    BOCES Arts in Education - providing artists for assemblies and workshops that support curricula, the Music Conservatory of Westchester – providing strings instruction and music therapy, the Steffi Nossen Dance Company – providing dance therapy, and the National Scholastic Chess Foundation.


  • Director of Arts

    Miriam Bernabei

    Consultant for the Arts

    T: (914) 761-6000  Ext. 3132