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Department of Arts

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    Director: Michele Agosto

    Phone: (716) 816-3601

    Fax: (716) 851-3863


    Email: magosto@buffaloschools.org

    51 Ontario Street  

    3rd floor - Room 323

    Buffalo, New York 14207



    The Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) Department of Arts will encourage and cultivate in our students a life-long love, respect and appreciation for Dance, Theatre and  the Visual Arts, by providing all students with a rigorous arts program that is aligned to NYS standards, the BPS curriculum, and Common Core Learning Standards. By doing so, Dance, Theatre and the Visual Arts will become an integral and important part of the successes and achievements of all our students.



    The Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) Department of Arts will be distinguished by its focus on educating diverse students in Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts with integrity, professionalism, respect, cultural understanding, and community leadership. To this end, students, families and community stakeholders will view the arts as an essential element of the holistic education of all children.



    We believe in the transformational power of arts education serving as the foundation for the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. This will be provided through educational experiences that embody: artistic growth; creative and critical thinking; community outreach,; relationship building; cultural awareness;  issues of social justice; collaborative and independent work opportunities; personal health and wellbeing;  and compassion.