P.S.8 provides art education to the students through a wide variety of arts disciplines throughout the year. Along with a full-time art and music teacher, we also provide our students with dance and art residency programs through American Ballroom Theater Dancing Classrooms, Society for the Educational Arts (SEA), and with LEAP - Learning through an Expanded Arts Program. These 10-12 week dance programs give students dance and movement classes that exposes them to a variety of dance genres.
This year our school started Music and the Brain which provided the school with keyboards for piano lessons to all our kindergarten, first and second grade classes. Our students also participate and attend yearly concerts with Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Arts opportunities such as Dare Dance, Arts Club, and a beginner’s band class are offered to students in our after school program in partnership with the Children’s Aid Society. Our goal here at P.S. 8 has always been to provide as much experience and exposure in the arts to our school community.