Enrichment Programs

Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School collaborates with various partners to bring robust programs that integrate and augment the curriculum and enhance students’ lives.

Programs support dance, music and fine arts that enrich students’ academic experiences and broaden their appreciation for the rich and often unexplored culture that surrounds them.

Please discover the programs MCHR has to offer.

Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School collaborates with various partners to bring robust programs that integrate and augment the curriculum and enhance students’ lives.

Programs support dance, music and fine arts that enrich students’ academic experiences and broaden their appreciation for the rich and often unexplored culture that surrounds them.

Please discover the programs MCHR has to offer.

Music & the Arts

Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary provides students in every grade with various opportunities to explore the arts. There are visual art classes, in which MCHR students learn about print art, digital art, and 3D art techniques from a professional artist. Students also take classes to master the basics of music and theatre. Outside of class, there are a number of of opportunities throughout the year for students to practice their skills and demonstrate their talents, including an Honors Violin Ensemble.

Dancing Classrooms

Twice a week, professional dance instructors teach MCHR’s 4th and 8th graders the intricate steps of merengue, tango, salsa, foxtrot, rumba, and swing. Through the Dancing Classrooms program—famously featured in the hit 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom–students learn not only the art of dance but also self-confidence and valuable skills in communication, cooperation, and team-building. In addition, the Dancing Classrooms curriculum integrates cross-cultural studies of music, language, and art.

All students in the program have the opportunity to advance to a citywide competition. In 2018, MCHR won first place and earned a gold trophy for their performance in the competition.

Philharmonic Teaching Artists

Philharmonic Teaching Artists work with students in grades 3, 4, & 5 to build their musical understanding through the symphonic experience. Professional musicians serve as teaching artists and visit the classrooms once a week for a special session. Students study specific works, attend live performances, learn to play the recorder, and compose music of their own. Through engaging with music on a deep level, they become aware of music’s impact on history, culture, and their personal lives. At the end of the program, students attend a special performance of the New York Philharmonic.