Dr. Chris Ford, BSA Director, Announces Retirement
After ten remarkable and exceedingly successful years as Director of BSA, Dr. Christopher Ford has announced he will...
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.
Join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary with a truly exceptional Expressions! Our biggest fundraiser of the year offers something for everyone:
Thursday Evening Stage One: Mix and mingle over cocktails and lite fare, enjoy the debut performance of our talented students, then unwind at our lively after-party. (previously known as Tuesday Night Expressions) $140
Saturday Evening Gala: Following an exhilarating student Gala performance, celebrate the BSA’s monumental 40th birthday with a festive soiree like no other – dinner and cocktails, as well as our signature art, dance, theatre, and music classes throughout the school’s iconic building. $400
Sunday Family Performances: Join us for the one-hour show. Perfect for the whole family! $20