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 join attend an outdoor 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.

Tours reservations are now open; click here to select your tour date.  Your reservation will automatically include one student & one adult. Attendees must wear a mask, social distance and follow school public health protocols.  We cannot take “drop-ins" due to the need to limit overall capacity for safety.

For more information contact Shannon Miller at

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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