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The Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (UASPA) engages students in college-preparatory curricula that infuses the performing arts into all aspects of the academic experience. By using the arts as a teaching tool and providing students with means to express themselves, UASPA breathes life and creativity into all subjects and builds confidence in all members of our school community. At UASPA, we believe that all students deserve access to a rigorous academic and artistic high school experience; therefore, we do not screen or audition our students and we attract students from all five boroughs of New York City, who may not have had previous access to artistic study. We have partnerships with key organizations, such as Tony Bennett Foundation/Exploring the Arts, Martha Graham Dance Company, EPIC Theatre Ensemble, and The Collegiate Chorale that support our teachers with improving instruction by infusing the arts into their classrooms and providing students with exceptional art and career based learning experiences. The school has 350 students, most of whom are low-income. At UASPA, we believe that “education equals options,” meaning that students’ education and knowledge will provide them with the skills necessary to pursue the post-secondary path of their choice, whether that be in the arts or in another field. Learn more about UASPA at www.uaperformingarts.org