Francisco De La Cruz
Mr. De La Cruz is currently in his third year as the principal of East Fordham Academy for the Arts (EFAA). Before becoming principal, he worked as an assistant principal at EFAA for almost three years. Mr. De La Cruz grew up in the Bronx and is a product of the New York City Public Schools. He received his college degrees from Bronx Community, City College of New York, and Fordham University. Mr. De La Cruz encourages you to contact him with any questions or concerns about EFAA.
We are an arts focused middle school allowing our students to choose an art path to focus on during their middle school career. Our rigorous academics along with the intensive arts academy allows our students to succeed throughout all aspects of their middle school career.
We offer the following art programs for our students: Visual Arts, Drama, Music and Dance
Each of the arts programs allows our students to perform throughout the year, participate in competitions, college exhibits and events throughout the community.
East Fordham Academy for the Arts is a collaborative community where building relationships with students and families come first. We believe rigorous instruction, social emotional development and the Arts are the cornerstones which will enable our students to succeed in college, a career and in life.
We are Where Arts and Academics Meet in Excellence
East Fordham Academy for the Arts (EFAA) is a small learning environment where students become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and confident young adults while taking ownership of their academic learning in order to become successful in high school, college, and beyond. We believe that an arts education is the foundation for academic and social success for all students. The school’s motto, “Where arts and academics meet in excellence,” expresses the philosophy of a school that provides a challenging, integrative arts college exploratory curriculum.