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Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

An Artistic and Academic Immersion

GuitarStudents interested in the arts will find a professionally oriented, highly structured, and academically rigorous curriculum at the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. In addition to professional training in vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, musical theater, creative writing/media arts, and visual arts, high school students learn about the history and criticism of the arts and the arts as a mechanism for social justice.

Interested in attending the Arts Academy?
Learn about our Open Houses and application process on the admissions page. 

Alumni Day Information

 Alumni Day will be Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Full day students are welcome to come to the colt campus starting at 11:30am to visit their academic morning teachers. All students (both half and full day) will go their arts department, at either campus, starting at 1PM. The day's schedule will be posted at each campus. 

Parent Teacher Conferences 

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held
December 7, 8, and 9.
To schedule an appointment, click here. 


The Theater of the Performing Arts

 The Theater of the Performing Arts houses a 600-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theater, a 120-seat flexible theater, classrooms and support spaces. Visit the Theater of Performing Arts Page for rental information, event calendar, ticket information and more.
Box Office: 860-757-6388 

Performing December 13, 2016


Winter Classics 

Come enjoy an evening of classical music at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. We hope to see you there.

Performance starts at 6:30 PM in the Recital Hall at the Learning Corridor.

Free Admission

Opening January 20, 2017 


Finian's Rainbow

Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy 
Lyrics by Harburg Music by Burton Lane 
Directed by Kyle Reynolds 
One of the most radical plays on Broadway when it premiered in 1947, “Finian’s Rainbow” is a musical that skewers racism and tweaks capitalism. Arguably the most racially provocative production to reach Broadway in its day, this oddly whimsical trifle about the Irishman Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon coming to America (Rainbow Valley, Missitucky) to make their fortune with the help of crock of gold stolen from the leprechaun, quickly becomes a serious comment about prejudice's roots, effects, and remedies.

January 20, 21, 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m. Black Box Theater, $15 Adult, $10 Student/Senior
On Sale Starting January 3, 2017

Check out our full season here    
Download Season Brochure


 Prospective Student Open House

Our next Prospective Student Open House will be Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6:00PM in the Theater of Performing Arts at the Learning Corridor Campus.  Directions


2016 School of Excellence Winner!

The Arts Academy has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools! 



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How to apply
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