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For over 75 years we have been dedicated to teaching, mentoring and inspiring our students to excel in all fine arts disciplines – and the academic stage is no different. Both schools provide a unique combination of professional artistic training and nationally recognized academic and college preparatory programs.

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Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts:
May 10 & 15 | 9AM

Texas School of the Arts
May 16 | 9AM

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APPLY NOW FOR 2023-2024

We are currently accepting applications in select grades for 2023-2024.

Texas School of the Arts: Grades K-1 and 3-5

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts: Grades 10-12

Texas School of the Arts

Texas School of the Arts (TeSA) offers a challenging program and truly innovative environment in which students, grades K-5, develop artistically and academically. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong passion for learning and empower students to achieve academic excellence through an arts-based education.  We do this through creative instructional strategies and rigorous academic goals in every classroom.

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Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

As a fine arts charter school, serving grades 3-12, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts(FWAFA) provides the greater Fort Worth area with educational concentrations in Choir, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Art. FWAFA is the only public school in Fort Worth producing a full season of performances and exhibitions for the community including musicals, choral performances, full length plays, and a ballet.

In addition to the fine arts, students are exposed to a challenging college preparatory academic program. We are ranked #7 – Best School District in Tarrant County and #7 Best High School for the Arts in Texas by Niche. FWAFA has also earned the College Success Award by each year since 2019.

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