200x200_1.png 200x200_2.png 200x200_3.png 200x200_4.png 200x200_5.png

 Print


Where Arts and Academics are the Roadmaps To Success

ABOUT US

The Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts (JMW Arts High School) is a comprehensive, college-preparatory high school with a focus on the arts. We are committed to preparing our students to go on to top colleges in the nation, while concentrating their studies in a chosen arts discipline: visual arts, dance, music or theater. 

Students attend an extended school day to fit in all required academics, while providing daily intensive study in their chosen discipline. Students also have access to all clubs and sports teams through Tolman High School, so they may receive a well-rounded high school education.

The JMW Arts High School is free to all Pawtucket residents, while out-of-district students can attend by paying tuition. All prospective students must be in good academic standing, as well as audition before a panel and/or submit a portfolio of work to be considered for admission. Students with or without formal training are encouraged to apply – our admissions panels are trained to spot raw talent in enthusiastic, interested candidates.

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR


Hello Everyone,
 
What an exciting week at JMW!  First and foremost, I would like to congratulate Senior, Iris Haik, for being named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Iris was one of 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation for their exceptional academic promise.  Way to go Iris!  You have a bright future ahead.  
 
Auditions for Glee were very successful!  18 Students auditioned and all students made it on the team.  We are holding a 2nd round of auditions for Glee on Tuesday, September 27th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm for any student who did not get the opportunity to attend our first round of auditions.  
 
Also this week on Wednesday, September 28th from 2:35pm to 5:00pm we will have auditions for our Production of Beauty and the Beast.  I am also proud to announce that JMW will be partnering with the Rhode Island Youth Theater Company for this production.
 
On Tuesday, September 27th at 6:00pm, we will have our first Friends of JMW Parent Meeting in the Jenks/JMW Media Center.  I hope many parents will consider joining this group to  meet other parents and be part of their child's education.  I'm looking forward to meeting all of you! 
 
Also mark your calendars for our Academic Open House on Thursday, October 20th from 6:00-8:00pm.  This will be your opportunity to meet and greet your child's teachers and learn about the curriculum in each of their classes.
 
Some important dates to put on your calendar:
  • Tuesday, September 27th at 6:00pm:  The first Friends of JMW Parent Organization Meeting in the Jenks/JMW Library.  It's important to be part of a group like this in order to ensure your child's education is successful.

  • ‚Äč  
  • Monday, October 3rd at 6:00pm:  JMW will be holding a Local Artist Outreach Night in the Jenks/JMW Library.  In efforts to enhance our students' overall learning experiences at JMW, we are looking to form partnerships with local artists.  Help us spread the word.
  • Thursday, October 20th at 6:00pm:  JMW ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE. This is your chance to meet your child's teachers and check on their progress.
  •   
  • Wednesday, October 26th at 6:00pm:  PUMPKIN PALOOZA.  Join the JMW Student Council for a night of pumpkin painting, face painting, live performances, concessions and more!!!

Please remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  The links are below.

As always, great things are happening at JMW!

Until Next Week,
Ricardo Pimentel, JMW Director

OUR VISION

To fully challenge and nurture high school students with exceptional talent in the arts who wish to pursue careers in the visual and performing arts.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
  
NEW STUDENT APPLICATION

JMW Arts High School will be accepting applications for the 2017-2108 School Year soon.

We are the only public arts high school in the state that accepts students by audition/portfolio only. Tuition for all Pawtucket students who pass the audition/portfolio requirements will be waived. Tuition for out of city students will be based on district budget. Scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

Applications are due:  TBA

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

FACULTY & STAFF LIST/EMAILS
ADMINISTRATION      GUIDANCE   ENGLISH  
Ricardo Pimentel, Director   Christine Garvey, School Counselor   Karen Alexander  
Mary Ellen Bowron, Clerk       Leigh Murphy  
           
MATH   SCIENCE   HISTORY  
Ashley Ferreira   Laura Ciano   Jason Marchetti  
Kyle Labranche                      Susan Hall                         
           
PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS   FOREIGN LANGUAGES   PHYSICAL EDUCATION  
Scott Beauregard (Music)   Kayla Campbell (Spanish)   Jack Couto  
Karen Carpenter (Theatre)          
Christopher Kane (Visual Art)   SPECIAL EDUCATION      
Tovah Muro (Dance)   Neal Bogosian