Warwick Valley’s Art Department has long been a reflection of the rich arts community that thrives in the Town of Warwick. The arts curriculum invites students to develop an appreciation for, and understanding of, various artistic disciplines and the contributions art has made to our society. Our art program fosters opportunities for the development of unique problem-solving skills, imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness. This helps to create individuals who work independently, and create visually stimulating and thought-provoking artwork, who go on to become lifelong learners.  From the foundational course, Studio Art, to a wide variety of full and half-year courses in all different media, the curriculum is designed to encourage students to experiment and collaborate. Courses at the secondary level help students with this through a variety of hands-on applications, while also studying art history, art criticism, and strategies for personal expression. For students who intend to major in art, Warwick Valley offers many advanced courses, including a portfolio course intended to help students prepare for their journey into higher education.

View the Art section of the WVCSD Curriculum Guide here.


Warwick Valley is well-known for its commitment to the performing arts and music education. The District has earned the title of “Best Communities for Music Education” for several  years. General music courses are offered to students in Kindergarten through grade 8, while all grade 3 and 4 students participate in chorus. Students are able to begin participating in the orchestra as early as Middle School, and benefit from guided piano lessons and self-study in a fully-equipped Mac lab. At the High School level, music production courses are available. Overall, the music department attracts more than 1,700 students in grades 4 through 12 to participate in band, orchestra, or chorus. 

View the Music section of the WVCSD Curriculum Guide here.