The Special Music School is an exceptional public-private partnership. Its musical program is funded by private donations to the Kaufman Center, which established the School in 1996. Its academic program is funded by the New York City Department of Education. Learn more about SMS and its mission. At the meeting we'll report dues received per grade.


Contact Details

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  City New York, NY
  Zip Code 10023
  Address 129 West 67th Str
  Phone Number (212) 501-3390

From Our Website

Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center (P.S. 859) is a groundbreaking K-12 public school for musically gifted students offering musical training, including private instrumental lessons, during the regular school day. The school combines intensive instrumental study with a rigorous academic program, providing a strong foundation for a lifetime of music without compromising academic studies. Modeled on the renowned special music schools of the former Soviet Union, Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center successfully ensures that music is a primary component of each student's education.