Newark School of the Arts
89 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 642 - 0133
Office hours during the school year are:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Summer Office Hours:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday
Private Lessons & Group Classes
3:00 pm - 7:30, Tuesday through Thursday
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Friday
9:00 am - 5:30, Saturday
Newark School of the Arts (NSA) provides high-level training in the performing and visual arts. Since 1968, the school has offered instruction for everyone with an interest in the arts regardless of age, talent and financial resources. NSA is a family and community oriented school that has served 44,000 individuals since its inception, and provides education for 600 students each week.
The school serves children from age 3 months to senior citizen through long-term sequential training that often contributes to lifelong learning and professional careers in the arts. Many additional students have benefitted from individualized instruction and became successful in other fields of endeavor. Through the emphasis of comprehensive arts education, all students are given opportunities to perform and exhibit in formal and informal settings.
Specialized instruction is offered on all musical instruments, voice, music, dance (ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, zumba, social dance), drama and the visual arts (drawing and painting, acrylic painting, clay hand-building, cartooning, jewelry design, digital photography, portfolio development). Ensemble training opportunities include dance workshops, string, wind, guitar, and percussion groups. Special programs are available for talented students and children of pre-school age. Individuals with special needs and senior citizens are integrated into NSA programs. In addition to on site-training, the school also serves area pre-schools, public, charter and private schools as well as other organizations through special arrangement.
The international faculty with degrees and advanced degrees from leading conservatories is chosen with a view toward professional competence and ability to work effectively with children and adults. Teachers strongly identify with the mission of the school. Some have remained with NSA for many years.
Newark School of the Arts supported in-part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The School received a 2014 and 2015 "Citation of Excellence" and is designated a "Major Presenting and Service Organization" by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Other major support comes from the City of Newark (CDBG/HUD), Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Prudential Foundation and Prudential Financial, Victoria Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Inter-Atlantic Group, Investors Bank and the Wells Fargo Foundation.