Tara Performing Arts High School

Tara began as a vision and a belief shared by Greg and Laurel Fisher and Betsy Barricklow, the directors and co-founders of the school.
In their experience as educators they found that many students were motivated and inspired by the performing arts.
They observed that working within a yearly schedule which concentrates on a play or music at specific times actually strengthened and enlivened the students' academic studies.
Initially established in 1994 as an after school performing arts program, Tara has grown into a vibrant educational community of approximately fifty students, their families, and the school's staff.
Tara celebrated its first graduating class of seniors in 2001 and is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
45 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Tara Performing Arts High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Courtney Nicoletti

School Notes

  • Tara began as a vision and a belief shared by Greg and Laurel Fisher and Betsy Barricklow, the directors and co-founders of the school. In their experience as educators they found that many students were motivated and inspired by the performing arts. They observed that working within a yearly schedule which concentrates on a play or music at specific times actually strengthened and enlivened the students' academic studies. Initially established in 1994 as an after school performing arts program, Tara has grown into a vibrant educational community of approximately fifty students, their families, and the school's staff. Tara celebrated its first graduating class of seniors in 2001 and is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.
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Tara Performing Arts High School's tuition is approximately $19,316 for private students.
When is the application deadline for Tara Performing Arts High School?
The application deadline for Tara Performing Arts High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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