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Thank you for your interest in attending Cleveland School of the Arts!

Cleveland School of the Arts is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students who will be entering grades 7 through 12 need to begin the admissions process by completing the online application, here.

Cleveland School of the Arts has six exemplary arts departments: Dance, Drama/Theatre, Instrumental Music, Literary Arts, Visual Art, and Vocal Music. We strive to cultivate critical thinking, art making, self-discovery and technical development in our students. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and confident professionalism necesarry for success in pursuit of higher education. We are seeking potential students who are committed to contributing to the world in which they live and developing their artistic, academic and intellectual abilities. 

There is currently one audition date schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, February 28th 2014.

As part of the online application process, students will be required to complete the following steps:

  • Provide a photo.
  • Complete short-answer responses.
  • Provide letter of recommendation.
  • Provide samples of their chosen art form.

Selected students will be contacted to audition or review their portfolio in-person for CSA's arts faculty and arts professionals. 

For more information about the audition process, please check out Preparing for the Audition.