In April 2015, Elaine and Henry Kaufman challenged Kaufman Music Center to raise $1 million in new and increased gifts over the next two years. The Kaufman family made this groundbreaking commitment to help us complete the Music Front & Center Campaign, a capacity-building initiative designed to support the Center during a period of rapid growth, with the opening of...
Did you know that Special Music School is celebrating its 20th anniversary? In September 1996, the School opened with 30 students in Kindergarten and first grade. Today, SMS educates over 300 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and its first-ever senior class will graduate in June 2017.
“SMS is like my personal guru that watches me try something, maybe fail, try again, and succeed. But I think that by the end of this year, I’ll be ready to face the world, armed with the knowledge, and love, I received at SMS.”
- Johanna Nelson, Special Music School High School Senior
State Test Scores Rise at Upper West Side Schools, reports DNAInfo.
"As in 2014-2015, the Special Music School on West 67th Street and the Anderson School on West 77th Street did exceptionally well on the exams in 2015-2016, tying for the top scores in math district-wide and occupying the top two slots in English," write Emily Frost and Nigel Chiwaya in DNAInfo.
SMS’s 5th grade chorus, Vox Nova Children’s Chorus, will sing five performances with The Little Orchestra Society on their all-Mendelssohn program for families on Feb 11 and 12 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Get tickets.