Integrated Arts

The Rotella Magnet School motto "It STARts with the ARTS" is the basis of our academic program. Students learn academic concepts through project-based activities that integrate the fine arts. Through this approach to learning, students and staff collaborate with artists and teachers from a wide variety of community arts and cultural organizations.

At Rotella Magnet School, students...

  • Master academic skills through thematic units based on aesthetic concepts.
  • Participate in the creation, performance, and evaluation of dance, music, theater, and the visual arts.
  • Gain a multicultural perspective of the arts within the context of a diverse learning environment.

Each year every student participates in the Arts Fair. Some students go on to win a "Palette Award" at our legendary red carpet event.


We also offer intensive courses called "Troupes" where students are exposed to the techniques of all art forms including dance, drama, TV media, visual art, show choir, instrumental music, and piano. Click here to view our course catalog.


2017-18 Residencies


Miss Marcia Residency

Sept. - Dec.

Grades 3, 4, & 5


Jan. - April

Grades PK, 1, & 2

Integrating Various Subjects with Dance

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innerACT Theatre Residency

Mr. Anthony


All year

Grades 1, 3, & 4

Integrating Various Subjects with Drama


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Mattatuck Museum Residency

Grade 2

Mr. Steve DiRienzo

Sept. - Dec.

Integrating Science & Social Studies with Visual Arts

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Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
380 Pierpont Rd
Waterbury , CT 06705