Brooklyn Highschool of the Arts
Welcome to Brooklyn Arts! I am excited to be the new Principal, having been an Assistant Principal at Brooklyn Arts for the past 8 years. Under Community School District 15, I look forward to ushering our school into a new educational era. We at Brooklyn Arts are grateful to Chancellor Fariña, who has afforded us this new and exciting opportunity to work closely with our local elementary and middle schools within the neighborhoods of District 15. Our school’s vibrant Brooklyn location allows us to take advantage of the hip, urban, artistic vibe of this borough, and it provides us with opportunities to utilize the performance spaces and resources that surrounds us. Brooklyn Arts is at the center of one of the most vibrant art scenes in New York City, and we invite students from all five boroughs to experience the dynamic arts education and rigorous academic curriculum offered here at our school.
Our school is a unique place where both the Arts and Academics take center stage, to ensure that the educational experience for each of our students is truly unique. The programs, classes, and overall opportunities provided will have a lasting effect and our students are afforded all resources necessary to be successful in all of their endeavors.
Our Pre-Conservatory Arts Program has received the highest honors. Our Jazz Band and Vocal Select Choir have proven to be champions statewide receiving “Gold, with Distinction” and “Gold” honors, exhibiting the highest standards. Our theatre department was one of five schools from New York City to be selected to perform their critically acclaimed production of A Raisin in the Sun at the Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival which took place at the Winter Garden Theatre. The Musical Theatre’s production of Little Shop of Horrors wowed audiences from around the city with sold-out performances. Students in our art program were lauded for their exceptional artwork and received citywide honors and recognition including Cyra Cupid’s Faces of Youth being on exhibition at the Met! Brooklyn Arts’ Dance Department is one of the finest preparatory programs for dancers in the city. Students are classically trained in ballet and receive the finest instruction in modern dance. This year’s Senior dance concert, titled Memories, was met with resounding success after its sold-out run in May.
Academics at Brooklyn Arts provide the rigor for students seeking college admission. We offer an ever-increasing number of Regents and Advance Placement courses in all academic disciplines. We also offer partnerships with the City University of New York and Long Island University for advance students seeking opportunities to gain college credit while at Brooklyn Arts. With our AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, students who require additional support gain techniques to allow for mastery in academic areas. Our 90% passing rate in the English/Language Arts Regents allows students to take Advance Placement classes in their sophomore year.
As an administration and staff, it is our ultimate goal to make this crucial time in our students’ lives memorable and rewarding. We aim to educate our students using a holistic approach. Expectations are high and self motivation and determination are encouraged and nurtured. When our teachers, administrators, students, and parents work together, there is nothing we can’t accomplish as a community. I look forward to working with all of you!
Daniel A. Vecchiano
345 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855 - 2412