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Special Music School (M. 859) is NYC's only K-12 public school for musically gifted children.

A unique public/private partnership between Kaufman Music Center and the New York City Department of Education, SMS teaches music as a core subject, offering musical training, including private instrumental lessons, during the regular school day.

  • SMS Teaches Music as a Core Subject
  • Congrats to the Class of 2018 on a 100% Graduation & College Acceptance Rate!
  • Special Music School (P.S. 859)
  • Opera Scenes at SMS High School
  • SMS High School Advanced Women’s Chorus

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