We are so fortunate to have the financial and volunteer support of community members who are passionate about the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Many of our donors have never had a child or grandchild attend Dreyfoos. So, why do they get involved? Because of the enthusiasm and success of the Dreyfoos students and faculty!
Two of the school’s biggest cheerleaders are the Foundation’s own “dynamic duo,” Dorothy L. Lappin and Simon Benson Offit. Mr. Offit has served as the Chairman of the Foundation’s board of directors for ten years and Ms. Lappin, in addition to being a long time board member, has served as Chairman of the School of the Arts Foundation Guild for the past 9 years! For more than a decade they have worked side by side to raise funds to enhance the Dreyfoos art and academic programs … read more
CHRISTOPHER WAN IS 2013 VALEDICTORIAN
In addition to being a stellar pianist Music Department senior Christopher Wan is also the class of 2013 valedictorian!
Under the guidance of his parents Chris started playing the piano at the early age of 5. By the time he was 10 it had become a real passion and it was evident that he had something special. He took the initiative and started practicing for hours a day. When asked about what interests him about piano performance Chris explained, “Piano is a great way to escape from the pressures and stress of school.”
It wasn’t until his sophomore year of high school, when Chris took Advanced Placement biology and Advanced Placement chemistry with Mr. Anand and Mrs. Dann, that his interest in science was sparked … read more
Q&A WITH ALUM ERIC ANDRE
Class of 2001 Music alum, Eric Andre, has put down his bass and stepped into the comedy spotlight. Eric is a hard working stand-up comedian who has parlayed his natural comedic talent into several acting roles and his own talk show The Eric Andre Show on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. You might also recognize him as the Barry the barista On ABC’s Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 or as a Geico caveman!
Eric has a unique interview style. Whether he is the one asking the questions or the one being asked, you never know what is going to come out of his mouth or what is going to happen. Nothing appears to be off topic or taken too seriously. The Eric Andre Show is a hilarious spin-off of the standard talk show format… read more
Founded in 1993, the mission of the School of the Arts Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, is to enhance the arts and academic programs at the internationally recognized Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Funds raised by the Foundation provide for curriculum enhancements that cannot be funded through the School District.
The Dreyfoos School of the Arts is able to provide its advanced level of academics and unique artistic opportunities only by supplementing the school’s budget with private funds. These funds come from individuals, foundations and community business leaders who realize that sound financial investments should be made in public schools such as the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, where high returns are generated for Palm Beach County as a whole.
Have you Heard the Great News?
The Dreyfoos Class of 2012 earned over $18,500,000 in college scholarships.
Dreyfoos ranked 37th by Newsweek on the list of America’s Best High Schools. (June 2012) For the past 8 years, Dreyfoos has ranked as one of the top 60 schools in the nation.
Ranked 60th on U.S. News 2012 list of America's top high schools.
Recognized as a model arts school by the Florida Alliance for Arts Education (2011)
Please remember the School of the Arts Foundation in your will.