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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: January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022
Happy MLK, Jr. Day! This week's blast includes suggestions for making MLK Day meaningful; updated calendars; info about KMC's upcoming Day of Musical Action (FYI, it's March 13th); PTA upda...
This week at SMS: January 2, 2022
January 3, 2022
Happy New Year SMS! January calendars are up. Student Government elections are coming soon. Vote for this year's HS yearbook theme. Check out the Who is Florence Price? segment on Good Morn...
This Week at SMS: December 12, 2021
December 12, 2021
K-8 grade concerts; 9-12 on-stage concerts; a high school open house; an upcoming PTA meeting; the Annual Appeal update; SMS merchandise holiday order deadline; plus student news from NPR a...

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