The Art Department offers a wide variety of artistic experiences. Our three year sequence program is designed to enhance the student's academic experience which works in conjunction with their required courses. The goal of the art program is to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the art making process as well as the importance of art in the world today. We encourage each student's individual expression and artistic growth through traditional and fundamental techniques. Many of our AP Studio Art students have attended FIT, SVA, RISD, Pratt, and Cooper Union.
Our students have won Art Awards on the local, regional, and national levels winning many prizes and monetary awards of over $4,000 in the last five years. Some of the art contests from the past years include the following.
- Astoria Federal Photo Contest
- Coca Cola "The Art of Harmony"
- Congressional Art Competition
- DEP Conservation of Water Resources
- ENT & Allergy Associates and The American Cancer Society "Smoke Out"
- NYCOSH Youth Safe Contest
- Ralph J. Sansone Foundation Art Contest
- Second District Dental Society Poster Contest
- The Tablet/Knights of Columbus, Archbishop John B. Hughes Art Contest, "Keep Christ in Christmas" and "Christ is Risen"
Through varied musical experiences, students explore music's role and its importance in their lives as well as developing a heightened consciousness of the way the music they engage with, whether as consumers or artists, influence how they define their own personal identities. Students gain and understanding about various musical genres in American society and across the globe, and they consider how music and media influence society, popular culture and the importance of how tradition and national heritage are preserved through music.
The school's choir and concert band/marching band perform for various events in and out of school including:
- New York City Columbus Day Parade down Fifth Avenue.
- St. Patrick's day Parade in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
- Little League Parades.
- School assemblies, liturgies, and concerts.