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UPDATE: The application process for the 2016-2017 school year is now closed.  Applications for the 2017-2018 School year will be available in October 2016.


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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

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

Preview Sessions for
Prospective Students and their Parents

Preview Day for the 2017-2018 School Year!

It is not necessary to submit an application for admission if you wish to register for Preview Day

In order to accommodate the large number of anticipated attendees, this Preview Day will offer four (4) scheduled “School & Academic Overview" sessions. The same information is presented at each of the following sessions.

Please register for only one (1) after you click the link below.

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

11:00 AM

11:45 AM


Once you have selected your “School & Academic Overview” time slot, you may also attend up to four (4) arts conservatory presentations throughout the day, as follows:

10:15 AM

11:00 AM

11:45 AM

12:30 PM


For example, if you elect to attend the “School & Academic Overview” at 11:00 AM, you may attend up to three arts conservatory presentations of your choice at 10:15 AM, 11:45 AM, and 12:30 PM.  You do not need to register for the conservatory presentations in advance.

Please CLICK HERE to view a detailed schedule including locations and room numbers for each of the arts conservatory presentations.

Select the link below to register
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017


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