Gramercy Arts is a specialized audition dual­-mission high school located at Union Square that offers a balanced educational experience—a rigorous and challenging college preparatory program and a four­-year study in either fine and visual arts or performing arts (drama and theater).

Fine Arts Program Use Code M66A portfolio

Course Sequence: Study studio drawing and painting, mixed-media arts, sculpture, digital art, photography, art history and theory, and portfolio art.

Audition Information: Prepare a portfolio of 8-15 pieces of original, finished work. Include examples of observational drawings. Complete up to two drawing assignments at the audition. Examples may include the human figure and drawing from observation or imagination. Materials provided.


Theater Arts Program Use Code M66B audition

Course Sequence: Study acting, improvisation, play writing, directing, musical theater, history of theater, and technical theater.

Audition Information: Please come prepared to perform two contrasting monologues (one minute each). Perform an on-demand dramatic or movement activity (an impromptu reading from a provided script or improvisation). Wear attire that allows for free movement.


Capstone Scholars Program Use Code M66I screened

Program Description: Capstone Scholars study either in the Visual & Fine Arts Program or the Theater Arts Program. Capstone allows students to take honors and AP courses during all four years of high school. Students complete AP exams to earn between 15-30 college credits. Senior year, students have the opportunity to apply for an internship in their arts field.

Interview Information: Please come prepared with two pieces of your graded student work including at least one essay. We will discuss these during the interview as well as your aspirations for high school and beyond.


Advanced placement from the start                           

Gramercy Arts High School is serious about making Advanced Placement (AP) courses available to all students who are motivated and ready to assume the challenge of college-level work in high school. All students have the option to take Advanced Placement courses in English Language and Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, Psychology, Human Geography, U.S. History, World History, Statistics, Chemistry, and Studio Art.

95% plus Graduation Rate!



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