The Arts Department of New Rochelle High School is an expansive program that integrates Visual Art, Media Arts, Music, Dance, and Theater Arts, and also provides an impressive Performing and Visual Arts Education Program (PAVE), which enables students to major in the Arts. As the largest department of its kind in Westchester County, the NRHS Arts Department encourages students to appreciate this multicultural environment and to bring their own unique cultural perspectives to their work. In addition, the department emphasizes differentiated instruction, in order to address the diverse learning needs of all students without compromising the essential knowledge and skills students are expected to learn. We are a forward-looking department: Our Arts wing houses a dance studio, music rooms, computer graphics lab, and specialty art rooms including sculpture and ceramic studios, a kiln room, and a photography studio equipped with a dark room. We take pride in the fact that many of our talented teachers are exhibiting artists and practicing performers, who are devoted, life-long learners. They encourage our students to exhibit work in our Museum of Arts and Culture, as well as to participate in public shows and to perform regularly in our theater productions.