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Arts & Culture, Board Development, Children & Youth, Community, Race & Ethnicity
Neighborhood School of the Arts
MISSION: To contribute to the nurture of the whole person and to strengthen community through participation in arts experiences. NSA will offer quality arts experiences in the greater Richmond area and endeavor to make its classes accessible to those with limited financial resources.
Neighborhood School of the Arts:
Is a 501(c)3 [non-profit] educational organization which originated out of the desire of Ginter Park Presbyterian Church to make a positive contribution to the quality of life in northside Richmond. Its first classes were held in the summer of 1995, involving a racially and culturally diverse student body and faculty in music, theatre and visual arts. While the primary focus is the elementary school level, some recent courses have been designed also for K5- Gr 1 as well as middle schoolers.
Neighborhood School of the Arts' programs have evolved to include City Singers and Neighborhood Singers cimmunity children's choirs, two summer sessions of two weeks each, choir camps, on-site after-school classes in public and private elementary schools, private music instruction, classes to satisfy Girl Scout art badge requirements, and occasional classes for adults in retirement communities.
Tuition is kept as low as possible, and need-based financial aid is available through application.
Neighborhood School of the Arts is multi-racial and non-sectarian. Every attempt is made to reflect the diversity of its geographical area in its classes, faculty and board. As many as 21 public and private schools and home-schoolers have been represented simultaneously in its programs.