Dear New Applicant Families,

To secure a student’s position at OSA the Letter of Intent must be completed and returned to OSA by March 21, 2017.  If we do not receive the letter of intent your child's space will be given to a student on one of our waiting lists.

Students who are placed on a waiting list will be notified when space becomes available in their arts area and grade. Please do not call our office regarding a student's status on the waiting list. Students on the waiting list are selected based on their lottery order. Over the past several years, openings have occurred throughout the summer and as late as the first few weeks of school. We will continue to contact families on the waitlist continuously into Fall 2017 as openings develop.

We thank you for your patience with the process and your continued interest in Oakland School for the Arts.

Each year, OSA hosts two rounds of auditions, and a special 3rd audition for students enrolled in our Step-it-Up program. Applicants may audition for one or two arts majors. 

The application deadline for the 2017-18 school year has passed. We are not accepting applications at this time. Thank you for your interest, and please check back in early September 2017 for audition information and tour dates for the 2018-19 school year.

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Open Houses, & Campus Tours

We conduct two Open Houses programs for applicants and their parents. The Open House will start with a PowerPoint presentation of OSA’s unique 7-year arts and academic curriculum. Parents will find out more about our admissions applications and requirements.

Open House, December 1 2016, 6pm. RSVP to:


Open House, January 19, 2017, 6pm. RSVP to:


Campus Tours:

Tours take place twice a month on Thursday at 1:45 pm.  Our campus visit program lasts approximately two hours, and features a parent officer-led information session. We welcome students and parents to join us. RSVPs are required for all Campus Tours, and the number of attendees per family is limited to three. Please do not show up without making a reservation. Due to the high level of interest in OSA, we are only able to offer slots to students and parents/guardians who are currently in 5th-10th grade.

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/osa-campus-tour-tickets-27395919934