Mission Statement

At Gotham Professional Arts Academy, educators, families, and community partners work together to prepare students to thrive within this complex, ever-changing world. We center both our curriculum and our school’s governing structures around social justice and restorative practices. We recognize the high value of an arts education and keep it central to our students’ experience. We practice inquiry-based learning and use a holistic, individualized approach in order to bring each student to success on their performance-based assessments. The skills they gain will continue to serve them into their adult lives. With excellence in teaching, along with family and community support as a Community Learning School in partnership with the United Federation of Teachers, we lead students to gain the skills, creativity, and flexibility necessary to succeed in their chosen fields and to institute positive change both locally and globally.