Get to Know MSA
Marin School of the Arts is a vibrant community of artists, thinkers and innovators who explore and grow together in a dynamic public high school. With 10 different arts programs to choose from and a faculty of professional artists, there is something for everyone at MSA. Students are part of a family at MSA. We take a holistic approach to arts education and offer students a chance to collaborate, develop artistically and gain confidence in their skils.
MSA students push themselves creatively in a supportive environment, share a common passion for the arts and develop talents that are essential during and after high school, such as critical thinking, confidence and perseverance.
See MSA Classes in Action
Family Tours of MSA classes and the Novato High School campus are offered as a first step for prospective students and their parents to find out more about course offerings and the overal MSA experience.
A number of tour days are schedules in the Fall semester, prior to the admission application deadline. MSA Family Tours begin at 9:00am in the Novato High School Library with a brief information session with MSA and NHS administrators, followed by a tour of MSA classes in session.
Tours will include visits to several visual and performing arts classrooms to experience the breadth of the MSA experience and help incoming students decide on specific preferences. Time is also made available for participants questions and answers before the tour concludes at 1:00pm.
A reservation must be made to attend an MSA Family Tour Day. Due to scheduling issues, “drop in” tours are not available. We recommend that reservations be made early.