Baltimore School Combines Art and Activism to Address Gun Violence
Students across the country are preparing for another walkout to protest gun violence, but the day of this particular...
Designed to identify students with the potential for a career in the arts, admission to BSA is based solely on an arts audition and interview—no academic criteria are used. Every student gets a level playing field and a fresh start at BSA.
BSA is recognized as one of the top five public performing arts high schools in the country and as one of the best high schools in America for its rigorous college preparatory program. BSA students have earned National Merit Scholarships, NAACP’s ACT-SO Achievement Medals, and YoungArts Awards, among others.
Our extensive after-school and Saturday program offers free arts classes to Baltimore City children grades 2-8. TWIGS seeks to prepare its students for admission to BSA, and each year between 35-40 percent of the incoming first-year class have been trained through TWIGS.
High school and TWIGS students learn directly from working artists during their classes. And thanks to numerous partnerships with local arts organizations, our students learn from and perform with professionals at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Walters, Center Stage, the Maryland Historical Society, and JHU’s film program, to name just a few.
Baltimore School for the Arts seeks to prepare the next generation of the creative workforce by providing inspiring arts and academic training to high school students as well as opportunities in the arts to younger children and the greater community through its TWIGS and community outreach programs.
We are a public, urban high school that is part of Baltimore City Public School System. Additionally, 33 percent of our support is raised privately through our fundraising partner, the BSA Foundation.
Back by popular demand, Mountainfilm on Tour will return to Baltimore April 27-28 with two evenings of free film screenings. Located in Telluride, CO, every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm Festival features culturally rich and adventure-packed documentary films that inspire audiences to create a better world.
On Friday, April 27, at 7 pm at the SNF Parkway, we’ll screen No Man’s Land, a riveting, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protestors occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities. Director David Byars will be present to lead a Q and A.
On Saturday, April 28, at 6:30 pm at BSA, we’ll screen a fast-paced collection of documentary shorts touching on themes of the outdoors, the environment, science, and culture.
Reserve free tickets here.