City Academy 


July 14, 2019

Beginning their collaboration with Gifted Music School (GMS), City Academy 7th & 8th grade students may now choose to have a music emphasis in their tuition-free public education. Students take their core classes and advisory period in the mornings and a developed program of music classes in the afternoons. This all takes place right on their campus as a part of partnership with the excellent music education program provided through Gifted Music School. Additionally, high school students are beginning their private and group lessons during arranged periods in their school day.

City Academy’s mission is to engage students in rigorous investigative learning and active citizenship that equips them for success in college and in life. Gifted Music Schools aim is to produce in students the skills, character, and empathy vital to a healthy society through comprehensive music education.

The long-term vision for Gifted Music School @ City Academy is to provide students an exceptional musical education that, in tandem with City Academy’s unique academic offerings, sets students up to successfully matriculate into post high school education of their choice – including any of the nation’s most selective music conservatories or prestigious academic universities and colleges.

Executive Director – Dr. Sonia Woodbury said, “We can’t be more thrilled with this program and being able to offer it to our students. This program has been in the works for quite some time. We feel this will be a great option for many of our students and will set the stage for them to holistically prepare themselves during middle and high school.”