The Baltimore School for the Arts has been changing the lives of young people in Baltimore for decades, and we are excited you are thinking about joining us.

We’re looking for 8th and 9th grade students who want to be part of the next generation of the creative workforce.

We’re part of the Baltimore City Public School System, and most of our students are city residents, but we accept students who reside in any county.

Admission to the 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 the BSA.

Auditions for the following school year are held every January.

View 2022-23 School Profile.

High school application for the 2023-24 school year is now closed.

As of December 13, 2022, all appointment letters have been emailed to all applicants. Please check your emails and check your spam folder. If you have not received your appointment letter, please email Lisa Peels at or call 443.642.5167 Monday through Friday between 8AM-2PM.

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