Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts Reviews
Rating 3.84 out of 5 63 reviews
Going to a public arts school was really an amazing experience. You don't have to worry about the "normal" high school issues or having to "fit in". Everyone who goes to this school is unique in their own way and accepting of everyone. Not only are the arts programs incredibly delivered, but the academic classes are also great. At JMW, you become a part of the family.
Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Preforming & Visual Arts is an amazing school for all students of any kind. This school has changed my life. After transferring to three different schools I have found the one that fit me and a school that made me feel safe. This school has nothing that I would really want to see change because they try really hard to fit everyone's needs.
Everyone is supper supporting and it’s a great place to be. You get to go to different arts classes.
I loved being able to spend time in my art of choice and still have the structure of a normal school day with my academics. Staff is amazing and always ready to help students.
The school, though it's an art school, is academically challenging. In no way are academics sacrificed for art at this school. All the professors were passionate and kind. They put their all into their students. Not to mention, the school body is very small. Each student is able to develop close relationships with their professors, as well as other students.
This is a school for artistic students who want to grow and express themselves in a creative environment.
JMW is a school like no other. My classmates are my friends; my teachers are my mentors. Going to this school is an escape from all the negativity of the world. It’s a safe haven where art, music and compassion flood the halls. JMW isn’t just a school, it’s a family.
I loved my time at JMW. As a small arts school, everyone was very welcoming and close with one another. Some might find this closeness too much, but I thought it made us feel like a family. Studying my art, theatre, was also an amazing opportunity.
Jacqueline M Walsh School for the Performing Arts in Pawtucket, RI is a very average school. I enjoy being able to study my art here, but it has its downfalls.
In the four years I attended JMW I have learned so much as an artist and how to perfect my craft. I learned how to take criticism and use it to improve my performances and myself. This school taught me how to have an open mind in any situation I'm in. It also taught me to well-rounded and take every opportunity I'm given to let my voice be heard. JMW has provided a various amount of performance opportunities and guest artist visits which were absolutely amazing and inspiring.
This school gave me the best years of my life. The teachers are 100% committed to giving you the best education. Being the small school it is, you get the opportunity to get close to your peers and teachers. Your teachers get to know you on a personal level and know who you are as a learner. The arts and academics are tied beautifully at JMW as you can relate things in your major to things you are learning in class. The arts course are rigorous, college level curriculums with the teachers working in their respected fields. You're encouraged as a student to go outside and try different electives in the different arts. I myself, am a theatre major and have taken several music electives and loved it. This school and the people who attend are the best. This is an amazing school for anyone who knows that their passion is the arts.
JMW was an interesting experience. While the student body is very unique and the school culture is enjoyable, it took up until this year for the school to fix the moldy ceiling tiles and realize that the partitions were a fire hazard. The Senior Seminar program helped me ready myself for college. The administration was mostly focused on Jenks, the junior high we share a building with, until this year as well. There are no sports teams, which makes sense considering we're a tiny performing arts school. The food is your average public school food. The bathrooms are disgusting, aside from the nurse's bathroom. The temperature in the school is also very inconsistent. However, there are many good teachers with good senses of humor and interesting curriculum. It is a school I would recommend, especially since the changes that have been made this year.
My overall experience at JMW has been great. This school offers you a lot of chances to be in the " real world ". With different types of internships that you can participate in. Being a student is amazing at jmw. we get to enjoy performing art field trips all together as one school, and with it being so small were all very close. You get to major in one specific art weither it maybe dance , music , theater , or visual art. we do not have a sports team so you could join the surrounding areas teams.
The teachers here really want us to succeed.
There are great opportunities corresponding to each major.
This school is so unique because of the small class sizes and the fact that art is incorporated into the curriculum.
The teachers at this school do their best to prepare you for college.