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The Arts


Welcome to the Fine & Performing Arts webpage.

The Arts are an essential part of The Bellmore-Merrick CHSD as they give our students a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. The Arts education in our district not only enhances students' understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. Participation in our arts programs enhances self-esteem, builds self-discipline, fosters creativity, and reinforces societal values such as cooperation, commitment, and working towards a common goal.

It is our mission to provide an opportunity for all students to participate in the arts, whether it be through our wide variety of course offerings or involvement in the countless extracurricular activities our schools provide.



Congratulations to all of our incredibly talented 2020 Cultural Arts Foundation Award Recipients!

We are so proud of your commitment to your craft and wish you continued success following your passions in art, music and theatre.

While we are saddened that our students could not be honored at the annual Spring Luncheon, we invite you to click here to learn a little about each recipient:

2020 Recipient Blurbs


Cheryl Fontana
Director of Fine & Performing Arts and Adult Education

Brookside Administrative Offices
1260 Meadowbrook Rd.
Merrick, NY 11566
[email protected]





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