Happy fall! I trust that everyone is off to an excellent start and that the Bayonne Fine and Performing Arts Programs are meeting all of your needs. As we near the second month of school, I want to take this opportunity to encourage all students to become involved in extra curricular activities. Whether arts or performance programs, athletics, or any of the many opportunities available to students in Bayonne, it is imperative that you get involved.

    There is something to be learned in each and every endeavor a student participates in, and while making time to study and complete homework, involvement in extra curricular programs is an invaluable experience that students will cherish for years to come. Please take a moment to click on the tabs below and see what programs and events are coming from The Bayonne Fine & Performing Arts Department and consider becoming involved. As William Ward said, “ Learn while others are sleeping”, get out and get involved you will recognize the change in your life immediately!


    Best regards,

     T. Craig

    Director of Fine & Performing Arts & Business Education










    Timothy Craig
    Director of Art, Music, Drama and Buisness Education
    Bayonne Public Schools
    Pattie Squitieri


    Fine and Performing Arts Department Mission Statement

    The mission of the Bayonne High School Fine & Performing Arts Department is to cultivate student growth in visual art, dance, music, and theater in a supportive and challenging environment that fosters creativity and innovation. These opportunities will serve to guide and prepare all students to think critically, recognize and appreciate art in all forms, work collaboratively with others, and demonstrate leadership capacity in the 21st century. Motivated arts students will build a strong foundation in preparation for college and career opportunities in the Fine and Performing Arts.

    Fine and Performing Arts Department Goals:

    1. Develop a knowledge base of the Fine and Performing Arts.
    2. Appreciate the aesthetic and expressive value of the Fine and Performing Arts in their historical, cultural, and social contexts.
    3. Develop an understanding of methods, materials, techniques and styles.
    4. Increase comprehension and awareness in the Fine and Performing Arts through problem-solving, critical analysis, and communication.


    The Bayonne Fine and Performing Arts Department includes visual art, music, theater, and dance and seeks to celebrate creativity in all students. Through study, interpretation and execution, students who enroll in courses in the Fine and Performing Arts Department will not only explore the pedagogy of each discipline, but also gain a deeper appreciation of the value of the fine and applied arts in the 21st century global community.