The Academy @ Metropolitan School of the Arts

  • The Academy intends to begin Fall 2020 with a hybrid schedule. We are working dilligently to bring our students back to campus in a safe and responsible manner.
  • We are a groundbreaking independent school located just south of Washington, DC, serving students in grades 7-12.
  • The Academy at Metropolitan School of the Arts prepares students for a rewarding future in college, career and life by offering an accredited college preparatory academic program alongside a conservatory style performing arts training program in the areas of dance, music, theater and general arts.
  • We achieve excellence in arts and academic education through a unique approach to teaching and learning.
  • Our methodology encourages a nurturing, supportive and inspiring culture where students earn the confidence to propel themselves toward reaching their highest potential.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2013

Student Body

Total Students26 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Academy @ Metropolitan School of the Arts Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio1:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,300
Tuition NotesGrades 7-8 = $18,750 Grades 9-12 = $22,300 Total varies based upon academic course selection.
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLouise Hislop

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBallet, DanceBalletDance,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Acting and Theater, Dance, Music Lessons, Music Theater, Vocal Music and Vocal Performance

School Notes

  • Metropolitan School of the Arts is a the only private performing arts high school in the Washington, DC area.  Each year, we offer training in dance, music and theater to some of the nation`s most inquisitive, curious and motivated young artists. We offer a middle school program for students in grades 7-8 and a conservatory style training program for grades 9-12.
  • All students will be surrounded and supported by equally passionate and invested students, facutly, visiting artists, and staff, with whom they`ll collaborate and learn in the classroom, the studio, and on stage. Our dedicated faculty members are seasoned professionals who are deeply connected to the performing arts community in Washington, D.C. and beyond. With their guidance, students perfect their skills and develop a framework for understanding both their craft and the vital role that arts play in enriching cultures and strengthening communities.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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My child has attended the Academy for 4 years and it has been such a blessing for our family. She has learned how to work hard in academics and her arts classes. She has learned how to work with and support those around her. She has learned how to combine grit with social responsibility.
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My daughter graduated from the Academy at MSA in 2017 and is thriving in the performing arts college of her choice with a 3.9 GPA! MSA is a fabulous pre-professional conservatory school.
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