Philadelphia is widely recognized as a cultural leader across all art forms from the longest standing traditional to the most innovative and cutting edge.  The School District of Philadelphia continues to cultivate the creativity of our students who will ensure the city remains a leader in the arts for generations to come.

Academic Enrichment

The Arts have the power to bring learning to life.

Media Arts

Media arts combines the four traditional art forms with technology, helping students develop skills suitable for the modern world.


Theatre education encourages physical, artistic, mental, personal and social development.


Dance education gives students the freedom and permission to question and explore life through movement.


From the “Philadelphia Sound” to “The Sound of Philadelphia” and across the world’s airwaves and premier stages today, School District music alum continue to shape the sounds of a variety of musical genres.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts Education encourages creative thinking while teaching students about human behavior and helping them realize their potential.