MSA Tours

Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School is a vibrant community of artists, thinkers and innovators who explore and grow together in a dynamic public high school. With 13 different arts programs to choose from and a faculty of professional artists, there is a program for every young artist at MSA. We take a holistic approach to arts education and offer students a chance to collaborate, develop artistically and gain confidence in their skills. 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. We’d love for you to take a tour and then consider joining us on a student shadow day to see if this is the right place for you! It is not necessary to tour or shadow in order to apply for admission to MSA programs.


MSA Family Tours

During the fall semester, a student with one parent or guardian may attend an MSA tour to better understand the depth and breadth of our programs. Limited capacity tour groups will visit MSA program areas and have time for questions and answers with MSA Director Michelle Cortez and Program Specialist Shannon Miller.

NOTE: In person MSA Tours are now CLOSED; click here to be invited to our Zoom presentation with MSA faculty and staff on Dec. 2 at 6:30pm. We'll have information for all programs, including breakout sessions with each teacher and time for questions & answers.

If you are currently on the waitlist for a tour date and have not been contacted you will be automatically invited to the zoom presentation.  For more information contact Shannon Miller at

Upcoming Tours

We're sorry, we don't have any upcoming tours scheduled at the moment. Please check back later to view newly scheduled tours.

Shadow Days

We are not currently able to offer individual Shadow Days, due to Covid safety issues.

Shadow days are intended for students to explore a particular program more deeply after taking an MSA Family Tour. While offering a more in-depth experience of MSA classes, it is not necessary to shadow in order to apply.


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