In Manhattan, the Bronx, Harlem, and Long Island, VTS serves Title 1 schools, dual-language schools, Empowerment schools, and schools whose missions include subordinating teaching to learning, and focusing on language and thinking. Local institutions involved in VTS implementation include: the Roberson Museum and Science Center, the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University the Nassau County Museum of Art, and the Everson Museum of Art.
Contact Amy Chase Gulden
The Boston Superintendent of Public Schools looks forward to bringing VTS to all public school children in her district. Dr. Carol Johnson and our museum colleagues in Boston believe VTS can bring more art and critical thinking to Boston Public School students. Local institutions involved in VTS implementation include: the Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, The Fogg Museum at Harvard.
Contact Sarah O'Leary
In Northern California, VTS has been implemented in bilingual schools, Dream schools, progressive private schools, in classes for students with special needs, in an art school, and dozens of other elementary schools run by SFBayVTS, with the potential of going district-wide in the next two years. VTS is supported in these schools through school funds, California arts funding, and support from private individuals and foundations. Local institutions involved in VTS implementation include: UCLA's Hammer Museum, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Asian Art Museum, the Fine Arts museum of San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Contact Oren Slozberg
VTS serves many schools in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest; these include two high schools, one with a large ELL/bilingual population and with the majority of students living in poverty. Other schools include elementary schools in low income areas, schools supported by the Frye Museum of Art, schools with strong PTSA support for VTS, private schools, and K-8 model schools in Portland. Local institutions involved in VTS implementation include: the Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, and the Museum of Northwest Art.
Contact Yoon Kang-O'Higgins
Recently, the staffs of several elementary schools desiring focus on language literacy and critical thinking were trained in VTS. These new partnerships are supported by the Memphis-Brooks Museum of Art.
Smaller schools in the region around Brookings, South Dakota are beginning to use VTS under the guidance of the South Dakota Art Museum. The teachers here are eager to use such an innovative program to support their teaching.