I suggest to all the parents which kids were accepted to TU to get your child to participate in the shadowing program. My daughter was able to go to all the classes which she will have in 9th grade with a Musical Theater student in TU. It was an amazing experience. I also particpated as aparent and sat thru many of the classes and I was impressed. TU is up to par academically and in the ARTS.
My daughter just got accepted to this school, and as of mid August we have not yet received any orientation information. So I contacted the Parent coordinator who rudely informed me that it was alright and that my daughter would be able to keep up ...then she hung up the phone. I am besides myself! Can't imagine that this is a TU representative. Looks like TU will be a very short lived experience. they were number one on our list...so the adage what you "read about, hear and see" does not always apply. It's what you experience that matters.
Congrats to all on a great show today!!! My daughters have been mostly happy here... TY! Neal H. Hurwitz (Sofia)
My daughter is a junior in musical theatre at Talent Unlimited High School of the Performing Arts The administration is thoroughly committed to making the students college ready by devloping college level and AP courses that all students are encouraged to take. The results have been spectacular as US News and World Report ranked it last year in the top 5% in the United States for their academinc achievement. The teaching staff makes a point of making sure no students get left behind by offering extra help as well as special services.The Performing Arts departments are not to be believed. I have never seen so many students from very diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds so completely engaged in their particular performance areas. The joy in the faces of both the students and instructors is so obvious. It is an expression of their positive experience and achievement. Every day, each student is engaged in a performing art that they have a true passion for and are taught by instructors that share the same passion. My daughter will be extremely well prepared for college while enjoying tremedous growth in her artist discipline. If there was a "6" star, I would have checked it.
This is a wonderful school, my son in a Jr. and he is a musical theatre. Not only do the focus on the arts but the academics as well. I am very happy with our choice.
This school is a great school , they give a great amount of experience in the arts working with proffesional teachers from the broadway, dance, vocal, drama, and instrumental world. Academically this school offers ap classes , advance regents diploma , and college credits With no hesitation .
This is a wonderful school and we are very pleased to have chosen it and for my daughter, now a sophomore, to have been accepted here. The academics are challenging but not overwhelming and I feel my daughter is being well prepared for college. She loves her performing arts teachers and is getting an extremely valuable arts education. I could not be happier!
TUHS continues to be a wonderful and fulfilling experience for our daughter who is now a sophomore. The teachers are superb. The administration incredibly committed to the academic and artistic success of the students. The students are not only intellectually alert and artistically creative, they also project a rare and welcoming sense of inclusion within the student body at large. We feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of it all.
T.U is an amazing school where everybody knows each other and the teachers do their best job to educate their students. The only downside of T.U is that you have to walk up A LOT of stairs to even get to the main floor of the school OR you can take the overcrowded elevator that's operated by a rude elevator man. Also, the instrumental program could be better, if you plan on auditioning for instrumental music, your freshman year might be dissapointing do to lack of seriousness in the concert band. On the other hand, academics are AMAZING ! The teacher integrate the arts into their lessons, offer tutoring, and are always available to talk out outside issues with you. The school also has amazing after school programs such as the Step Team and Hip Hop team. There is also a Talent Show held every march which is where al students showcase there talents and even get to perform out of their majors required they get accepted into the show. There are tons of performances and school functions. Life at T.U is a wonderful experience for me and always exciting!
ugh...this school needs some serious help. The inside of it is so dull and dark, and because the building that its in shares about 4 other schools, you have to walk 6-7 flights of stairs to get to the actual school...or just take the overcrowded elevator. It's true that everyone knows everyone, but half the people pretend you don't exist! Most teachers are O.K. but some can get on your nerves, and some may use profanity in class. There are ZERO programs at the school, unless u want to join crochet or the school newspaper. There's a talent show in march ever year, which is pretty competitive to get into considering there is an audition&callback, and this year most of the students that got in are vocal or musical theatre majors and are gonna sing! so unfair..Most major classes teach well, but if you are a pianist do not go here. u don't learn much unless u want to count music theory class. There is no free period, and lunch is usually overcrowded and shared by an elementary school. Missing one day of school is like missing a week, and students usually have to do everything for themselves. The staff is nice, but the school needs more. Overall, I feel the school could do better..
The school has merit; the artistic focus is strong, as are the academics, if a given student is favored by a given teacher. Some adults in tutorial positions (additional help-aids/liasons) really care about the students. Unfortunately, there is a weighty culture of unprofessionalism in the teaching community at this school. Too many teachers here believe it their right to demean, condescend and even taunt the students they are to teach and uplift. For this reason my child has felt isolated and discouraged at TU and is opting, with vigor, to seek alternative schooling. The teachers could use a good deal of training in working with, inspiring and coping with children of differing personalities, as the several teachers we encountered seem to lack the *gift* that distinguishes effective educators from baby sitters simply collecting paychecks and spewing catty remarks when met with the challenge of a student who has lost interest. So much promise, the school doth posses, but its potential is unmet due to a poor and careless teaching staff.
Talent Unlimited is a very warm and caring place for the kids. The focus on the academics and the arts equally.
TU is a good school and all, but it wasn't meant for someone who is shy and quiet, and the workload is a lot! Some of the TU teachers were greats while others are weak. The worst part of TU is the building! For a performing arts high school the building is dreary and had no vibe to it!
Though this school is a fun environment for some for most it wasn't. My daughter loved the students & teachers in the school but for some reason I guess it was just too much for her, meaning the performances and the academics. This school is for someone who has the ability to do both! Yes the teachers are wonderful because they would take the time out in their lives to help students who needed it most. If your child is strong & willing to do all that it takes then I do recommend this school to them.
Talent Unlimted is a great environment where students can showacse their abilities and skills in the arts while receiving a strong education.
Because it has the coolest and most creative students. We are all muliti talented in one way or another. And you will never find another school like Talent Unlimited.
I LOVE Talent Unlimited because our school is a family. I graduated and still keep in touch with the class of 07 and most other people from other classes.
I love Talent Unlimited for many many reasons. First of all because we are a family.. the teachers are always helping they're students in their weakness. The students are so friendly and nice, and everyone knows each other. Talent Unlimited for me is America's Favorite school no doubt...
This school does wll for a small school but needs funding so the students can accomplish their goals.
My child loves this school and is very happy to go there every day. The kids are warm and the community is very close, and the academics are excellent. Teachers are young and engaging, and make themselves totally available for extra help for anyone who needs it. A great small alternative to huge and more competitive LaGuardia.
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