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Parents and Patrons of the Arts

Academy for Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA)

Mission Statement

We are the Parents and Patrons of the Arts. PAPA enhances the opportunities and experiences available to the students and families in the Bergen County Academies community.  Through the assistance of volunteers, we are committed to working together to ensure the success of all BCA students.  We support the visual arts projects, music programs, and theatre performances through collaborative fundraising efforts.  We welcome membership from ALL academies.

Support PAPA

Please us the PayPal link below or scan the QR Code to make your donations to PAPA. You can also use this links to pay your membership dues.

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PAPA Events and Activities


  • Fall Play - World Premiere "Rosaline Wrecked It All", November 11-13

  • Winter Musical - World Premiere "Don't Trust the Boyz", March 3-5

  • Senior Directed One-Acts, June 2-5

  • Sewing Brigade


  • Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction and Luncheon, October 15

  • Autumn Concert - Fall Instrumental, November 23

  • Holiday Choir Concert Performance, January 7

  • BCA Hosts Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, March 17


  • Haunted House, October

  • Print Week, January 19-21

  • Bergen County Teens Arts Festival (BCC), May

  • Spring Fling Gallery, June

PAPA hosts and supports a variety of events and activities throughout the school year. We invite you to become an active member of PAPA. Join us at meetings and special events. We offer many volunteer opportunities for parents and guardians who can give a few hours a year.

What's New?

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2021 - 2022 PAPA Board Members

  • Robin and Barry Cassell (Co-Presidents)

  • Laura Simpson (Vice President)

  • Adam Simpson (Treasurer)

  • Aldine Rostholder (Membership)

  • Hope Lichtman/Goldstein (Secretary)

  • Ketaki Vaidhyanathan & Shiny Varghese (AVPA/V Liaisons)

  • Carla Rivera (AVPA/M Liaison)

  • Xuan (Andrea) Siegel (Sewing Brigade Liaison for the Fall Play and Winter Musical - Assistance to Professional Seamstresses)

** Worker Bees Welcome Throughout Every Event!!! **