The Rod Serling School of Fine Arts opened at Binghamton High School in 1995, with a ceremony dedicating it to famed author Rod Serling, a 1943 graduate of Binghamton Central. Since then, the School has averaged over 300 Fine Arts students each year. Existing within BHS, the Serling School functions as a magnet Fine Arts curriculum within the confines of a normal heterogeneous high school. Since its inception, it has become a model for Fine Arts education within New York State and in districts nationwide.
A student at the Rod Serling School of Fine Arts can major in the Visual Arts, Music, Theatre or Dance. Within these areas, students can concentrate on individual interests and gear their study accordingly. For example, in the Visual Arts, students can concentrate in Drawing and Painting, Photography and Media, or Ceramic and Sculpture. In Music, there are concentrations in Vocal Music, Instrumental, and Music Theory/Composition.
Additionally, the School offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme in all four of the fine arts disciplines: Visual Arts, Music, Theatre and Dance.