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Welcome to MUSE Academy

MUSE Academy is a new private school in Brooklyn, that combines rigorous core academics with a unique focus on music and performing arts.

MUSE Academy is currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2018 for Pre-K3 through Grade 2. We seek to develop the full potential of every child as lifelong learners, expressive artists, and active citizens in his or her community. Music, movement, and performance are central to the MUSE educational experience and profoundly contribute to cognitive and social development. Our approach engages all the modes through which children learn and communicate — including verbal, analytical, kinesthetic, spatial, social, and emotional — using an inquiry-based learning model. We plan to add additional grades each year as our students advance, eventually taking them through Grade 12.

Attend an information session to determine if MUSE Academy private school is the right fit for your family and your child. 

Or call our Director of Admissions to discuss your family's educational goals at (929) 400-1751.

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Humanist Education

At MUSE Academy, the study of Humanities encompasses all the ways human beings seek to answer fundamental questions about their place in the world and their ability to effect change. Myth, history, literature, and civics are explored in a spiral fashion that adds complexity and depth as children's understanding matures. Questions and lessons are sequenced to when children are ready to ask them. The study of Humanities at once seeks to transmit the riches of a cultural heritage, and provide young scholars and citizens with the analytical tools to examine and reshape these traditions to their current needs.

In a developmentally appropriate way, themes are explored and connections are discovered with arts, math, and sciences. In second grade, a study of the African diaspora in the New World might be explored through reading slave journals, learning to play talking drums, and performing spirituals to their peers in choir. By fifth grade, a segment on the Roman empire might employ an economic analysis of feeding Rome's populace, a dance interpretation of Caesar and Cleopatra's first meeting, and a gallery exhibition inspired by excerpts from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

 Through daily study of the humanities, MUSE students will engage in profound, philosophical discussions that both enlighten and challenge them. Interdisciplinary studies of literature, history, geography and economics will combine to reveal a clearer portrait of human psychology and sociology. Students will be exposed to the rich complexities of human history and provide them the ability to assume a more nuanced and global perspective.

Music & Performing Arts

We approach music through immersive  daily instruction beginning in pre-K that weaves rhythm, song, and simple melodies into the fabric of learning and daily life. Every MUSE artist develops baseline musicianship that builds into advanced levels of performance and music creation in succeeding years.

Music is integral to life at MUSE. We approach music as a living language through which students learn authentic self-expression and reflection, while also illuminating a path to exploring our common humanity.

The opportunity to listen, feel, and engage creatively with music sparks both the imagination and cognitive development, as nurturing musical intelligence generates positive effects across a broad spectrum of academic areas.

Careful lesson planning creates interconnections with academic subjects from humanities to math, language arts, and geography. All genres of music are explored in the MUSE curriculum, from symphonic works and opera, to African and diaspora drumming, musical theatre, pop, folk, rock, and jazz. Each type of music can teach valuable aural lessons and add variety and enjoyment to students' experience of music. Encouraging openness to all the world’s music, from folk and early music to modern, is an important goal at MUSE.