Students and guests take part in love-filled art and music event

BRIDGEPORT – New Beginnings Family Academy’s first ever student/adult art and music event was a show of love.  


Led by art teacher Annie DeVito and music teacher Damon Keliher, students and their guests painted large hearts full of words and images of inspiration. 


The students and their guests also took to congas to bang out a rhythm. 


The new art events are an effort by NBFA to welcome parents and other family members into the school and take part in a fun and engaging experience with their children.   


The next student/parent art event will be held on Feb. 26. The theme will be Black History Month. Check our Facebook page to register for the event at 


About New Beginnings Family Academy 


New Beginnings Family Academy (NBFA) is a tuition-free public charter school for students in grades Pre-K through 8th, located in Bridgeport, CT. Our mission is to provide students with a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps them develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children the necessary foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life. 


To accomplish our goal of preparing students for life-long success, we work with experts from Bank Street College of Education to implement a progressive education model with emotionally responsive practice. This model attends to the whole child, not just academics, and focuses on developing collaborative, socially responsible leaders by organically weaving ethics and character-building into daily instruction in small-class settings.  Our student-focused approach brings out the best in each child by getting to know them individually, encouraging curiosity, and fostering their personal interests. 


All NBFA students are selected through a blind lottery, and there is no admissions criteria.