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Fine, Practical and Performing Arts

The mission of the Fine, Practical, and Performing Arts Department in the North Plainfield School District is to foster meaningful connections within the arts for all students through a diverse array of program offerings and creative opportunities in an inclusive learning environment. It is our hope that our students will develop into lifelong consumers, participants, and patrons of the arts.

Every student in each of our schools has the opportunity to express themselves through the arts. Classroom music and visual art are a part of the specialized curriculum from kindergarten to eighth grade. High school students are afforded a wide range of instruction and performing opportunities by choosing from a varied list of electives. Fine arts students participate in art shows at every level, such as the annual Environmental Art Show in Basking Ridge and Somerset County Teen Arts Festival at Raritan Valley Community College.

Each school presents at least two musical concerts per year, with additional performances for select ensembles featured throughout the year. Students are encouraged to audition for regional and statewide honors ensembles. The North Plainfield High School Marching Band offers competitive and spirited performances at competitions and community events around the state.

Our high school offers a comprehensive Practical Arts/21st Century Life and Career Skills programs, designed to promote hands-on learning for students interested in entering the workforce.

All of the above Fine, Practical, and Performing Arts programs are on display every spring during the District’s Art Show, held at the high school.

Alfred Hadinger
Supervisor of Fine, Practical, and Performing Arts

908-769-6000 ex. 3154