Colorful Mural Painting At KinderNorth PreSchool

Innovative Learning Grant funds project


A group of Clarkstown North High School art students led by Art Teacher Nancy Diamond painted colorful murals on the walls of the KinderNorth Preschool classroom at North High School. The painting project was funded by an from the PTSA and awarded to Family and Consumer Science Teacher Allison Borrelli.

KinderNorth Preschool is a unique, decade-old and highly regarded community program where high school students enrolled in Child Development classes are the student-teachers.  

Student volunteers from the North Art Honors Society painted the previously white KinderNorth walls in bright colors and added whimsical murals and images of a fish tank, a princess castle, Dr. Seuss’ “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and other designs. 

Borrelli believe the young children enrolled in KinderNorth will benefit from the classroom makeover. 

“Any preschool classroom should be a warm, inviting atmosphere, full of life and vitality," she said.  "I am so grateful to these students and to the North PTSA for making it all happen.”   

Borelli also thanked the North High School custodial staff and Vanderbilt Hardware and Paint Center in New City for their contributions.  


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