North East School of the Arts (NESA)

Students participate in master classes and seminars with professional artists, and have multiple opportunities to showcase their talents.

The North East School of the Arts (NESA) is a gifted and talented high school program in the arts structured as a magnet program. NESA has seven majors: cinema, creative writing, dance, instrumental music, musical theater, technical theater, and visual arts. NESA provides a rigorous academic environment, with a sequential, customized curriculum designed to encourage artistic excellence, integration with multiple arts disciplines, and authentic assessment.

NESA Brochure in English (PDF)

NESA Brochure in Spanish (PDF)

Features and Accolades:

  • NESA was listed among the Top 10 Arts high schools in the country by Hollywood Reporter Magazine.
  • NESA has a 100 percent graduation rate.
  • Ten percent of NESA students are National Merit Recognized (The national average is one percent.)
  • The 92 graduates in the NESA Class of 2015 accumulated $7,232,842 in college scholarships.
  • NESA graduates are accepted into many of the finest universities and college programs in the country.
  • NESA alumni are award-winning published authors, actors, singers and dancers in dance companies, on Broadway, in television and film, professional musicians, filmmakers, photographers and fashion designers.

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