MCC Theater partners with New York City public high schools to bring arts education to students who would otherwise lack access to it. MCC Theater is unique in its education program in that it individually tailors teaching artist residencies in each school to best serve the needs of students. In each residency we focus upon using theatrical skills to enliven and illuminate humanities and English language arts curricula and to inspire a love of theater in our students.
Manhattan International High School
A small school for students who have recently immigrated to the United States, Manhattan International High School prepares English Language Learners for college. Students at MIHS learn English quickly because the small classroom sizes provide opportunities for discussion and individual attention from teachers. By bringing the performing arts into the curriculum, MCC Theater inspires communication and understanding that transcends language and cultural barriers.
George Washington High School
Serving as a model for the reorganization of large schools into smaller, more effective ones, George Washington High School in Washington Heights gives students who are poorly prepared for high school the tools for success. MCC Teaching Artists partner with teachers at George Washington to foster creativity in the classroom and to bring out the writer and performer in every student.
Baruch College Campus High School
Baruch College Campus High School (BCCHS) is dedicated to providing a challenging interdisciplinary liberal arts education for students in grades nine through twelve. MCC teaching artists partner with the entire freshman and senior classes in the schools to explore self-expression through classical text and original work.