The MSA Foundation raises over $400,000 annually in support of MSA programs that the Novato Unified School District is unable to provide. With community support, the foundation enhances and sustains arts education for all MSA students.
MSA is a specialized program within Novato High School. MSA Admissions include an application process followed by an audition/portfolio review. MSA students have daily MSA arts classes and Novato High School academic classes.
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About the MSA program
Marin School of the Arts (MSA) is an award-winning arts program within Novato High School, a top performing public high school offering challenging and innovative academic programs, as well as outstanding athletic and club offerings.
MSA gives talented and motivated students from across the North Bay and beyond the chance to study with top arts professionals in their fields. As part of a public high school, MSA can offer quality arts programs to a greater variety of young artists. MSA provides college-level arts study in a variety of arts disciplines, which results in students gaining a higher skill set in their studies as well as greater confidence in their abilities. MSA teaches young artists how to follow through on commitments, how to multitask and how to rise to extreme challenges while developing thier individuality and self-identity.
As part of a public high school, MSA is an affordable and cost-effective program which encourages a greater diversity of talented young artists. The school attracts students from across Marin and Sonoma counties as well as students traveling from as far away as San Francisco and Vallejo. This mix encourages a dynamic community of young artists sharing ideas, experiences and projects.