Frank Sinatra School of the Arts offers the opportunity for all students to achieve their fullest academic and artistic potential. This is accomplished through a rigorous educational program, which includes a challenging academic program, pre-conservatory studio work, experiences with cultural institutions, and intensive participation in community service. The school was founded by world-renowned entertainer, Tony Bennett, and his wife Susan Benedetto, to honor Tony's late friend and colleague, Frank Sinatra. At Mr. Bennett’s encouragement, students are offered the opportunity to gain real world experience in the arts through internships and apprenticeships. Graduates will be prepared for both the finest conservatories and the best universities in the country. Our graduation rate has been one of the highest in the city and our graduates have gone on to rigorous, highly selective conservatories, art programs and competitive colleges and universities. Previous classes have been awarded several millions of dollars in scholarships.
All of the people associated with the school – administrators, teachers, artists and performers – are consonant in their belief that students should be committed and dedicated to their art form, not fame and celebrity. Students should be prepared to work hard and long in their chosen field, learn to appreciate the art itself, and, finally, to see their hard work as its own reward. From vision to course development to day-to-day teaching, the school is designed to reinforce its dedication to the arts.