Start Young. Integrate Arts.
STEAM over STEM
Our philosophy: A PLACE FOR THE ARTS
“Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young.”
Sir Simon Rattle
Studies show that starting piano or violin lessons prior to age 7 causes permanent changes to the brain that are linked to better motor skills.
Journal of Neuroscience
Arts education is an essential part of a child’s development.
The following data portrays the comparison of students of a low socio economic status (SES) in schools with low arts compared to low SES students with high arts.
arts education improves math scores
arts education improves writing scores
arts education increases participation in extracurricular activities
arts education increases participation in physical activities
arts education leads to civic engagement
arts education leads to participation in political campaigns
arts education leads to higher four-year college completion rate
arts education leads to college success
STEAMing to the Core
The Scarsdale Strings Blog
Christopher Celiz juggles his outstanding, growing career as a Scarsdale Strings teacher and a prolific New York City beat boxer. Find out how!read more
Scarsdale Strings presents curated student responses to the prompt- My arts teacher changed my life.read more
This article highlights the efforts of Principal Kimberly Chance-Peart of PS/IS 327. Starting in September 2015, Scarsdale Strings will be the school’s art synergy partner.read more