Cleveland School of the Arts

2064 Stearns Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

The Cleveland School of the Arts is an arts high school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), serving students by incorporating the arts into its daily curriculum. Students participate in the College Credit Plus program and High Tech Academy at Cuyahoga Community College. CSA is recognized by Accelerated Reader leaders for success. Students produce, perform, present, and exhibit their work in annual offerings at the school and in community venues.

Virtual Open House
Not at this time.

Application Deadline
Applications are only accepted online. There are no paper applications available and applications cannot be emailed. Please check the website in November.

Only students who have completed an online application will be scheduled for an audition. By completing the application, you are indicating that you are available for an audition. Audition dates are posted on the CSA website admissions page. Consideration for scheduling an individual audition is only given in emergencies or in unique circumstances. Approval for an individual audition is determined by the Dean of Admissions and Arts Department Chair.

Application Process
Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) opens admissions in February for students entering grades 9-12 for the upcoming school year. Students are only able to start at CSA at the beginning of the academic year.

Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) strives to prepare students for success in post-secondary institutions upon completion of their high school course of study. Studying the Arts requires additional time, work, and dedication outside of the general requirements for high school graduation; therefore, CSA requires students to show discipline and commitment to their arts and academic studies through a multistep admissions process including:
* A completed application:
* Complete a personal essay
* Academic interview
* Academic records (non-CMSD students will be required to upload most recent report card.
* Comments/reflections from two recommenders (contact information is required at the time of application submission)
Early audition registration form:

Tuition & Tuition Assistance
CSA is one of the public schools among the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. No tuition is required.

Available Scholarships

Academic Program/Extracurricular Activities
Nestled in Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood, Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) is connected to countless opportunities of world-renowned museums, prestigious universities, nationally recognized hospitals, eclectic restaurants, beautiful parks and cozy spaces. It is here that you'll find one of the most beautiful high school campuses in the city – and we're not just saying that! Established in 1981, CSA is the region’s only comprehensive performing, visual and creative arts, and college preparatory public high school where passionate artist scholars receive the training, education and support to EXCEL TODAY and every day in their coursework that will allow each student to PERFORM FOREVER in their chosen arts discipline to go beyond this place to a better tomorrow. CSA offers five major artistic departments: Creative Writing, Dance/Theater, Integrated Arts, Music and Visual Arts. We an arts based high school where students audition to be accepted into an arts major.

99% Graduation Rate

97% of students attend a 4 year university or trade school after graduation

This school does help with with job placement assistance after graduation.