At West Hempstead, we believe in providing opportunities where our students become apprenticed into expertise through inquiry. Here in the Fine, Performing, and Culinary Arts Department, we pride ourselves on cultivating this intrinsic experience with comprehensive music, art, and culinary programs that engage our learners in creating, performing, responding, and connecting to fundamental real-world proficiencies for every student. Our students ignite a lifelong appreciation and high value for the arts through higher-order thinking, analytical approaches, articulation of concepts, and problem-solving methods. These skills create a lens that prepares our students to think outside the box as they embark on a 21-century global world.

Ms. Laila Sales

Ms. Laila Sales

Director of Fine, Performing & Culinary Arts



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"The teacher is of course the artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves."

Paulo Freire  

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FPCA Events 2024

  • There is an upcoming spring drama production at the Secondary School from March 14th, 15th and 16th@ 7 pm

  • There is a spring drama performance at George Washington on March 21st, starting at 6 PM.