Together with our partners, we provide an exceptional academic and arts education experience for all of our students through four arts-based majors:
Propelling Students Towards Success in School and in Life
City Arts blends academics and arts to help produce young people who are creative, disciplined, collaborative, visionary, and able to solve problems and think critically. Our students foster skills for success including self-discipline, responsibility, goal-setting, and the ability to envision a product and see it through from beginning to end.
In addition, the City Arts 100 percent Homework Policy engages all students with homework every school day and over every holiday or extended break except during performance nights, which occurs no more than nine days per year for each student.
Nearly 70 percent of our students that applied, were accepted into Duke Ellington and Baltimore School for the Arts. City Arts Scholars also shine at the annual DC Mayor’s Arts Awards and on the national stage in various television and radio commercials.
Individualized Teaching and Learning with Guided Support
City Arts infuses highly-skilled instructors to foster small-group, targeted instruction in English language arts and mathematics to increase student comprehension and mastery of subject content.
Highly Qualified Instructional Staff
According to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 100 percent of the City Arts instructional staff is highly qualified and our school administration conducts rigorous, ongoing evaluation of teacher performance, while providing feedback and mentoring for instructional improvement.
City Arts offers weekly, onsite professional development opportunities – through a six-week coaching cycle for instructors – which include hands-on co-teaching, modeling, student performance data reviews, and lesson planning periods. Our teachers are also encouraged to pursue advanced degrees and seek other methods to strengthen their skills and professional capacity.
Engaging Families, Parents, and Caregivers
As their child’s first teacher and best advocate, at City Arts, we consider our parents and caregivers to be our greatest strength. Our school maintains an openness to invite parents through our doors and actively encourages them to volunteer for various activities, both on campus and beyond school walls. Parents and caregivers can also gain further insight and track student activities and movement throughout the school day on our innovative LiveSchool platform.