San Francisco High School of the Arts is fully open for in-person on-campus classes. We have successfully remained open for in-person and hybrid learning since August 2020 for the 2020-21 school year.
We invite you to set aside the frustration of the unknown and apply for enrollment at HSArts. As soon as this semester, your family could have a real and stable choice of learning environment opportunities for your child.
Whether you choose full-time virtual learning, hybrid, or in-person classes, HSArts is ready to serve your child’s educational needs. We are currently accepting applications for students grades 6-12.
We are looking for students like you who are willing to take on challenges and work hard to achieve excellence. Schedule a visit to our beautiful state-of-the-art campus, meet our teachers and students.
See why the San Francisco High School of the Arts is the right place for you!
Choosing the right high school is a very important decision at this exciting time in your life, and we are delighted that you are considering San Francisco High School of the Arts.
Our rigorous college-preparatory curriculum and comprehensive arts programs provide stepping stones that lead our students to pursue their dreams.
- September '21
- October '21
- November '21
- December '21
September 9, 23 Campus Private Tour for families – 6:15pm
September 15 VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - 12:00-1:00pm
October 7, 21 Campus Private Tour for families – 6:15pm
October 19 VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - 6:00-7:00pm
November 4, 18 Campus Private Tour for families – 6:15pm
November 5 VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - 12:00-1:00pm
November 30 VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - 6:00-7:00pm
December 9 Campus Private Tour for families - 6:15pm
December 15 Application for Admissions: Priority Deadline 11:59pm
- January '22
- March '22
- April-May '22
January 6 Campus Tour for families - 6:15pm
January 14 Application for Admissions final deadline 11:59pm
January 21 SSS Application for Financial Assistance deadline 11:59pm
January 28 Art Portfolio, Teacher Recommendations and Transcripts deadline
March 18 Decisions notices sent electronically to High School applicants after 4:00pm
March 25 Registration deadline 11:59pm
April 30 Placement Tests and Welcome Brunch (MOVED to May 20)
Spring Musical and Welcome Reception
All Music conservatory applicants must submit a video fulfilling the following audition requirements:
► Chromatic scale - minimum 2 octaves - quarter note = 106
► An etude, sonata, or showpiece that demonstrates technical and interpretive accomplishment. (Piano accompaniment is not required.)
Applicants must submit a minimum of two recordings from the following options*:
1. A classical song or aria from the 17th, 18th, or 19th-century European tradition, in English or Italian
2. An American folk song from the 19th or 20th century
3. A song from American Musical Theatre (Broadway), the 1930s through 2000s
Your recordings may be sung a capella or with a backing track. Songs need to be clearly labeled and submitted with:
► name of the show (if applicable)
* You may submit a jazz standard from the Great American Songbook or cover of a current jazz artist in place of option 3, or as a third addition.
Submitting pop or current rock music recordings is not recommended.
Visual Arts applicants should submit a portfolio consisting of three to five of the applicant's original artworks in a range of art media.
All Dance and Musical Theatre applicants must submit a video recording of a public performance. (If a video recording is not available, performance photographs may be considered at the discretion of the admissions committee.)
We accept transfer students entering grades 6 to 11. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Learning Support Services
HSArts recognizes that students learn differently. Our small class sizes allow dedicated instructors to give students the individualized attention they deserve.
We welcome students from around the world to be part of our school and community.
The San Francisco High School of the Arts admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious background, gender or sexual identity to all programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of identity in its administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.