Our Vision for Wadleigh

 The Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a school committed to combining the pursuit of education with character building and preparing students to function in the global market. 

We are determined to provide an academically rigorous program for all of our students, inclusive of our ELL and special needs populations. Through a thematic art approach, which includes instrumental music, vocal music, theater, dance and fine arts partnered with a standard driven curriculum, our students will be prepared to attain the highest level of academic success and artistic proficiency. With the collective energies of our teachers, support staff and parents, our students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, active life-long learners and productive competitive citizens in their communities and in the world at large. 

Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts emphasizes the well-balanced student. We strive to become the premier Arts School in the Harlem community. At Wadleigh, students engage in a rigorous academic curriculum inclusive of Advanced Placement Courses, Honor classes, and College credit courses while developing their talents in the Arts and a multitude of extra-curricular activities. The Students at Wadleigh graduate with the academic skills and artistic proficiency necessary for them to excel at top four-year colleges, universities and specialized Art schools.