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We welcome you to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, home to some of the most amazingly talented, vibrant, and personable youth in the entire country!

You certainly can understand why we beam with pride!   Continuing the incredible legacy of this premiere arts and college preparatory academic institution established in 1974, Duke Ellington students today continue to be recognized on local, regional, and national levels.

Given our success, many schools would be satisfied and would simply rest.   Yet, we refuse to rest on our laurels.  We will continue to re-define, re-imagine, and re-envision what art is, where it is going, and how it influences and touches each one of our lives.   We will continue to pursue excellence in its highest forms as our arts and academics departments collaborate and work towards unified performance and institutional goals that allows that unique “dream” found in each one of us to continue shining.

We hope this will not be your last visit to our webpage.  We invite you to enjoy the broad variety of experiences we proudly offer.  We appreciate that you look to us as a leader in the world of arts education.  We thank you for your support.  We thank you for your contributions.  We thank you for your love.  And in return to you, in the words of Duke Ellington himself, “We love you madly!”