Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

County: Palm Beach
Number of Students:

Address: 501 S. Sapodilla Ave, West Palm Beach Fl, 33402
Phone: 561-802-6000
School Website:

Principal: Dr. Susan Atherley

Superintendent: Wayne Grant
Phone: 561-434-8200

School Board President: Frank Barbieri
Phone: 561-434-8136

School District Spokesperson: Natalia Powers
Phone: 561-434-8228

Type of School: Arts Magnet, Visual and Performing Arts, School of Choice
Grade Levels: 9 -12

Our Arts Teaching Team includes:

Visual Arts: 6
Music: 6
Theatre: 6
Dance: 3

A View of Dreyfoos:
A primary goal at Dreyfoos School of the Arts is to achieve total integration of the arts with academics. For example, Language Arts is reflected in the Communication Arts department, where students may advance their study of langauge arts in courses such as Speech, Debate, Journalism, TV Production, Film, and Creative Writing. The theatre department regularly interfaces with academic classes in Langauge Arts, Social Studies, and Mathematics with classes in Theatre History and Literature, Scenic and Lighting Design, and Acting. Geometry and algebra must be utilized in the building of scenery as well as the determination of appropriate lighting instruments to use in a production. All students at the school -- including the 15 percent on the free or reduced lunch program, the 5 percent in ESE and the 33 percent Gifted -- are follow and academic path that is closely intertwined with their selected Art Area for the entire four years they spend at Dreyfoos.

Measuring Arts Achievement:
As appropriate to their artistic discipline, students are evaluated by both individual portfolio/performance evaluations monitored by professional arts instructors and the students' participation in local, state and national competitions.

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