Welcome to Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies (PAAAS)

Attention: To all Current Student Body, Parents, Community Members and Alumni. PAAAS is celebrating its 10th Anniversary If you wish to be part of the planning committee, please reach out to Mr. Miller at ojmiller@plainfield.k12.nj.us

The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies is a premier educational facility of excellence in the area of visual and performing arts. It is a remarkable one of a kind experience for students in grades 7 -12 to live and thrive amongst their dreams. There is a dynamic, innovative and rigorous curriculum that is academically and talent ability balanced. It focuses on equipping students with practical skills that will prepare them for the 21st Century as well as experiences and training that will enable them to compete in the Visual and Performing Arts industries. The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies enables students to develop their abilities, talents and minds, and inspires and empowers students to become leaders in an innovative and challenging arts education program and highly competitive industry.

As Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies develops talented students in the areas of dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Piano, theater, Visual Arts, TV Production, Robotics and Graphic Arts it provides a variety of performance opportunities for our students. Once a month, at our PAAAS café students experience an array of creative opportunities that incorporate a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment.

Opportunities for Advancement
Post secondary options: A dual Diploma opens the door to more postsecondary options; attendance at research or regional institutions, four-year colleges and universities, two-year colleges, technical colleges and institutes, and the workplace. Academic Challenges: A Dual Diploma adds academic rigor to individual student’s high school experience. High-quality programs and opportunities; students learn through application and critical thinking and are able to perform better in academic courses.

The curriculum is standards based and is aligned to the national and state requirements and benchmarked for scientific, technological, and mathematical literacy. The process for admission is by application and audition.

The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies will recognize, value, and strengthen student individuality in academics and artistic areas of interest. Our faculty is committed to working with students on an individualized basis to stimulate and develop their intellect, artistry and creativity. Upon graduating from PAAAS students will be prepared for future matriculation and success in colleges, universities, art instructions and conservatories.