Art and Music Department


In Attleboro High School's Art Department students explore the attributes of color, form, line, texture, shape, light and space in order to appreciate art and to inform their own artistic expression. Overall unity, movement and balance are also investigated for their impact in making art "work".

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  • Allow learners to express themselves creatively.
  • Promote individuality, bolster self-confidence, and improve overall academic performance.
  • Strengthen student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
  • Help students develop a positive work ethic and pride in a job well done.

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The purpose of the music department is to provide quality music opportunities for all students through a balanced, comprehensive, and sequential music curriculum with defined content and achievement standards at all levels taught by qualified music teachers.

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Our Philosophy

AHS bands and choirs will be active organizations that require dedication, proper attitudes, self-discipline and musical growth in order to achieve the highest standards of a successful program. Each student is expected to fulfill the necessary requirements to the best of his/her abilities. Anything less than full potential is denying yourself, your peers, and the entire group of complete success.

Students in the Attleboro Schools Music Department celebrate and preserve their cultural heritages. They explore the realms of their imagination which results in new knowledge. Each individual should be guaranteed the opportunity to learn music and to share their musical talent with others. Our goal is to help our students reach their full potential; both musically and with life skills. We encourage friendships, self-reliance and of course fun! 

Through music, students will:

1 - experience intellectual growth.

2 - enhance self esteem through positive experiences

3 - develop cultural literacy and awareness.

4 - develop skill of active and responsible participation in the community around them.

5 - experience and understand how music relates to other disciplines.

Department Directory

Art and Music

House #
Email Address
 John Ferrigno  2

Gary Hyman
 Kathleen McCarthy  2

 Lindsay Nygaard  2

 Melissa Poyet  2

updated 10/27/2020
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