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Founded in 1996, Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center (M859) is a citywide K-12 public school for musically gifted students. The school combines intensive instrumental study with a rigorous academic program, providing a strong foundation for a lifetime of music without compromising academic studies.


The mission of the Special Music School PTA is to create a warm and welcoming community for all students and families while providing essential support for the school and its faculty. We accomplish these goals through a roster of engaging events, monthly meetings, and fundraising initiatives. All parents and guardians of SMS students and all SMS teachers are automatically members of the PTA. WELCOME!!

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This week at SMS: October 10, 2021
October 12, 2021
Indigenous Peoples Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, October calendars, the return of hot lunch, Covid testing, health screenings, mask-wearing, PTA news and more. It's all in Lisa's weekly bla...
This week at SMS: October 3, 2021
October 4, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month, assessments and screeners for all grades, October calendars, Covid testing updates, free concert tickets, PTA news and more. Read all about it in Lisa's weekly blas...
This Week at SMS: September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021
National Hispanic Heritage Month, updated Covid testing info, forms to fill out, free concerts at Merkin Concert Hall, a practice workshop for K parents, HS PSAL info (FYI, MLK has 27 athle...

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