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We provide a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers bright and talented students unparalleled preparation for higher education and a profession in the arts.
Core Values
Student growth and education comes first
Commitment to excellence, innovation, professionalism, and integrity.
Foster a nurturing environment of creativity, respect, and collaboration.
Commitment to life-long artistic and scholarly development.

As one of the premier arts schools in the nation, the Orange County School of the Arts embraces and encourages artistic creativity and academic excellence. Serving grades 7-12, this innovative school provides a unique nurturing environment focused on individual growth, opportunity, and diversity.

The Orange County School of the Arts was established in 1987 and is the place for aspiring young artists to refine their skills and flourish in one of thirteen pre-professional arts conservatories. 

Based on the belief that creative artistry is fueled by intellectual insight, the Orange County School of the Arts provides a rigorous college preparatory academic program that produces high achieving, motivated scholars. 

The school's dual arts and academic programs produce creative students capable of thinking “outside the box” in real world and scholastic endeavors.  These programs help students to be successful in today’s challenging and competitive marketplace and ensure their acceptance into higher education.

Acceptance to the Orange County School of the Arts is based on a review of the student’s application, academic records, and an audition. Students with a passionate interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Due to the high number of student applicants from throughout the United States, at this time we are not currently accepting applications from international students. 

The school is a tuition-free, donation-dependent, public charter school. No student is admitted or denied based on financial capacity.


Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom family donates $2 million to support Orange County School of the Arts

New API Score - 914!  OCSA Named One of Top 4 Public High Schools in OC!

Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce OCSA Wins Four of Eleven International Awards at Arts Schools Network Conference!

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Preview Days for the 2016-2017 School Year!

Sat., Jan. 9, 2016
Registration Opens Monday, Nov 30, 2015

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