Welcome to Church Street School for Music and Art! Since 1990, we have been dedicated to arts education for students of all ages and levels of ability. As the only not-for-profit school for the arts in Lower Manhattan, we extend an understanding and love of the arts to a community that is economically, socially and culturally diverse.
Over the years Church Street School has truly become a community center: a safe place where parents share art experiences with their children, where groups of kids play in bands together, where audiences cheer on the performances of their neighbors, where those with the challenge of disabilities find a place to shine.
The teachers at Church Street School are highly trained and experienced in their art, educational approaches, and belief in the accessibility of the arts to all. A group of acclaimed professionals from around the world, we leave space in our approaches to learn from our students too.
With humble beginnings in a second floor loft, and three expansions in just over ten years, Church Street School is building a pre-eminent home for the arts, with sufficient programming and performance space to truly serve the communities of Lower Manhattan and beyond. We are growing our most popular programs, and evolving into areas of new technologies and multimedia integrations. This is an exciting time of growth, both physically and programmatically.