In 2015, TMLA art students received 25 scholastic art awards which was more than three times the regional art awards of any other school in Queens; selected TMLA art pieces have been recognized nationally. TMLA is the only NYC Catholic school whose art students’ work has been presented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
TMLA offers a program in Fine Arts with a focus on art or music. Under the guidance of our highly skilled arts faculty, students gain in technical proficiency while attaining a high level of artistic achievement, either as part of their academic curriculum or in extracurricular activities.
TMLA music program has a new recording studio with dedicated practice rooms for our musicians. The program also uses digital playback technology to simulate professional environments. TMLA boasts All State musicians, an award-winning Glee Club and Orchestra, and a music concentration for performers.
Students in our Creative Writing program present their work annually at readings in local bookstores, and both our newspaper, Mariel, and our yearbook, Crusader, have received multiple awards for high school journalism. Our speech and debate team has been named sectional champion for 13 of the last 14 years and has also won on state and national levels. Second Language students consistently score in the top one percent in National Language competitions.
Students may also participate in our Drama Club (Genesians), Glee Club, Select Chorus, Orchestra, and/or Art Club.