Admissions and Auditions

All students who want to attend our school must complete an application with the School District of Philadelphia. Before an audition will be considered, students must first meet all academic criteria:

  • Strong academic record [As & Bs and up to two Cs in a subject other than math or English]
  • 90% attendance and punctuality
  • Excellent behavior  (No suspensions on record)
  • Assessment scores from the previous two school years (SY 2021-2022 and SY2022-2023) must be in the 50th percentile or higher in ELA or Math

* the failure to standardized assessment scores will result an ineligible application. Please see the School District of Philadelphia High School Application Criteria page HERE for more information.

To select our school, click HERE to begin the School District of Philadelphia’s High School Application process.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may only audition for ONE art area. Please only select your one intended art area on the School District of Philadelphia application to expedite the scheduling of your audition. Applying to multiple art areas will delay the scheduling of your audition.

CLICK the boxes below to access detailed instructions and requirements for each of the arts areas.