- Public, Magnet
- BALTIMORE, MD
- Academicsgrade B+
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Teachersgrade A minus
- College Prepgrade B+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C minus
- Administrationgrade C+
- Sportsgrade unavailable
- Foodgrade C
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B minus
We are one of the top five public performing arts high schools in the country, and we combine a rigorous college prep program with pre-professional training in the arts. We offer programs in dance, film, music, stage design and production, theatre, and the visual arts.
Our students spend four hours a day in art classes, taught by working professionals, and four hours a day in academics. Sure, they’re becoming excellent artists. But they’re also building skills such as collaboration, time management, discipline, and grit. The result? Our high school graduation rate is close to 100 percent, and our six-year college graduation rate is 81 percent, well above the national average.
Our alumni can be seen on Broadway and television, in films, in major galleries, and in dance companies. Others can be found analyzing stocks on Wall Street, working in in well-respected hospitals, and running their own start-ups.
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Arts and Academics: The Mind of the New Artist
Our college-preparatory program is designed to meet the challenges our students face with our demanding double major in arts & academics. The curriculum is built on the core values of a liberal arts education: inquisitiveness, creativity, and thoughtfulness. Almost all of our graduates go on to pursue higher education, several at some of the most academically demanding institutions in the country.
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C
- Good for Familiesgrade B+
- Housinggrade D+
Culture & Safety
- Annual Expressions performance26%
- Annual Nutcracker Performance21%
- Senior year travel to London England17%
- Junior Scene Night10%
- student galleries7%
- Senior year travel to Canada5%
- Senior year travel to New York Opera House5%
Clubs & Activities
Baltimore School for the Arts Reviews
Baltimore school for the arts has opened so many doors for me. The minute I auditioned, I felt like a new person. I was so lucky and blessed to have had pre training at the TWIGS program at BSA and I absolutely loved working with other talented students. The faculty at BSA really care for the students even the TWIGS program faculty as well. I’ve grown so much in my art. I feel ready and prepared for college and everything that comes with. Baltimore school for the arts really prepares us for the industry!
I would love to see BSA’s music department test out other genres. Currently our only studies are classical music. I would love to see more musical theatre, jazz, pop, etc. There are a lot of students there who would love to try other genres and would love to have musical theatre classes or even jazz!