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Welcome to Office of The Arts & Academic Enrichment!

The Office of the Arts and Academic Enrichment works to ensure that all students are provided access to high quality, culturally relevant and responsive arts instruction that promotes creativity, design thinking, cultural awareness. Certified arts educators deliver sequential instruction focusing on universal foundations in the elementary grades, creative experiences and ensemble in the middle grades, and college and career readiness through majors, electives, and arts & humanities in high school.

All students receive core foundation – Exposure, Access, Immersion.

The School District of Philadelphia’s Arts are recognized at the core of Philadelphia’s Creative Economy

Arts Education Goals

  • Universal Access to Arts Education (K-5)
  • Creative Learning and Ensemble Based/Collaborative Experiences (K-5, 6-8, 9-12)
  • Arts focused on College and Career programs and courses education at all grade levels, aligned with Professional Arts Industries and Creative Economy


Last modified: August 3, 2017