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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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Latest News

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...
This week at SMS: September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021
Curriculum afternoon (HS) and evening (LS) info; links to the family information form, the health screening form, the emergency contact form, etc.; free concerts at Merkin Hall for SMS fami...
This week at SMS: September 12, 2021
September 15, 2021
Back to school info, links to forms to fill out, calendars and more "first days" info. Read Lisa's weekly blast HERE.

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