Cleveland School of the Arts
- John LePelley
- Hours of Operation
- 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
- School Type
- Operated By
- Special Programs
- Arts integration
Cleveland School of the Arts is the
only comprehensive performing, visual
and creative arts public high school in
Northeast Ohio. Established in 1981, we
provide a college preparatory education
and access to the cultural institutions of
our University Circle neighborhood.
Our passionate artist-scholars receive
the training, education and support to
excel today and every day in coursework
that allows them to perform forever in
their chosen arts discipline.
Our admissions application and
acceptance process includes an audition
and interview for students desiring to
enter grades 9–11.
At CSA, our artist-scholars…
• Practice a range of art forms through electives, extracurricular activities, CMSD’s
All-City Arts Program, and the Annual Festival of New Works.
• Choose among five major artistic departments: Creative Writing, Dance/Theater,
Integrated Arts, Music and Visual Arts.
• Take part in the Signature Event Series where they perform and exhibit work at
school and at world-renowned institutions, including Severance Hall, Cleveland
Play House and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
• Connect to countless opportunities in the world-renowned museums, prestigious
universities, nationally recognized hospitals, eclectic restaurants, beautiful parks
and cozy spaces that surround our University Circle campus.
• Participate in extracurriculars like student council, Anime & Gaming club,
cheerleading, Jazz Arts Ensemble or Dance Company; Shakespeare competition,