Thank you for your interest in Baltimore School for the Arts!

BSA students are selected for admission to the Baltimore School for the Arts in a process designed to identify candidates with the potential for a career in the arts. Auditions are conducted in January for fall enrollment and are open to eighth and ninth graders. 

Admission is based solely on an audition or portfolio review in the student’s art discipline, conducted by the school’s professional arts faculty. Nothing else is used to determine admission—transcripts, grades, test scores, and letters of recommendation are not considered in the admissions process. By focusing solely on the audition or portfolio review, BSA aims to encourage all students interested in the arts to apply to the school.

Auditions for the 2017-18 school year will be held January 23-27, 2017. 

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"I was an inner-city kid, and the school exposed me for the first time to a number of cultures. That helped to break down biases. From 8 to 4, it was our own little utopia."
Antonio Hart
Class of 1986, Grammy-nominated Jazz Saxophonist