Admission to Marin School of the Arts is through an application and audition review process for all incoming students. Students are accepted both from within the Novato Unified School District and all areas of Marin, Sonoma and surrounding counties through an inter-district transfer process. Prospective students and their parents are invited to participate in an MSA Shadow Day/Parent Tour before beginning the application process (Shadow Day/Parent Tour information is provided below). Admission to MSA is based on the criteria described on the Audition and Portfolio Requirements page.
Marin School of the Arts is a specialized secondary program within Novato High School for students who are passionate about the arts and wish to pursue college-level arts training. Students need to maintain over a 2.0 grade point average and good attendance and discipline records.
The Application Process
Acceptance to the Marin School of the Arts is based primarily on the student’s audition and review of the student’s application. In addition, students are required to have above a 2.0 GPA, good attendance and discipline records.