Toledo School for the Arts is happy to announce Online Applications for the 2014-15 School Year.

Applications may be submitted via the Apply Now button below. 

All applications reviewed and approved as complete by February 6th, 2014 will be included in the February 28th, 2014 Lottery.

After the 2/6/14 date, potential students are still invited to apply, and those individuals will be added to our 2014-15 Waiting List in the order their applications are turned in and verified complete.

If you have questions regarding our Enrollment process, please call our dedicated Enrollment Line at 419-246-8732 x250.

Want to find out more about TSA before applying?  Check out any of our events! TSA hosts over 125 events a year, giving you many opportunities to see what the school can offer your student. 


Please note:  TSA is no longer accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year.

Enrollment FAQ

 How are students accepted into TSA?

The 2014-15 Online Application will be posted in December of 2013. It will be posted on the website at under the Enrollment Tab. We will begin reviewing applications for the 2014-15 school year on January 6th, 2014. Completed applications received during the open application period (between January 6th and February 6th) will be entered into a lottery. Please note that for an application to be considered complete you MUST have all required documentation on the checklist. Openings will be filled in the order of lottery numbers drawn.


Enrollment Checklist: What information is needed to apply?


The 2014-15 Enrollment Period at TSA will run from January 6th to February 6th. All applicants must provide the following to complete an application:


__ TSA Online Application


__ $20 Application Fee


__ Immunization Records


__ Unofficial Transcript*


__ Semester Grade Report


__ Proof of Residency*


__ Certified Copy of Birth Certificate*


__ Copy of Social Security Card


__ Standardized Test Scores*




And, if applicable:


__ Current IEP and ETR**


__ Certified Copy of Custodial Papers**


__ Homeschool Portfolio**




* For additional clarification, consult the TSA Online Application.


** For additional clarification, call our Guidance Office at 419.246.8732 x300 or visit this page.

Is there an Open House?

TSA will host an Open House on January 11 at 10:00 AM.  The day includes school tours, an opportunity to meet teachers and students, check out our extracurricular organizations, meet the Parents’ Org, and learn about what TSA has to offer through a Director’s Session.  Applications may be submitted at Open House but will not be reviewed at that time.  (In the case of inclement weather, an Open House snow date is scheduled for January 25.)


Does TSA charge tuition?


Toledo School for the Arts is a tuition-free school open to any Ohio student entering grades 6-12.  Thus, there is no tuition to attend, but there is a once yearly student fee.  For information on the fee for the 2014-15 School Year, please see this PDF.  


If you have questions or concerns regarding this fee, our Business Office would be happy to assist at 419-246-8732x255.



Does my child need to interview or audition to attend TSA?


Interviews and auditions are still necessary for admission and will be scheduled individually based on lottery numbers drawn. These interviews are held solely to assist in the scheduling process and to determine appropriate skill levels. They do not determine entrance into TSA. 2014 dates include (but are not limited to) March 1, 15, and 22. Detailed information regarding interviews is available here.


How many openings are there? 


TSA now has an average of 100 students per grade level. Current students are given the opportunity to re-enroll for the following school year, thus we will not know the exact number of openings per grade level until the re-enrollment process is completed.


When is the Lottery?


The lottery will be held February 28, 2014.  A lottery number means that you had a complete application accepted before the lottery deadline of February 6. All of the lottery numbers will be drawn. The order in which the numbers are drawn, in conjunction with the projected number of available openings, will determine the order in which students are scheduled for interviews.  Following these interviews/auditions, students will receive a letter which either offers acceptance or provides information regarding position on the wait list. Please note that a lottery ticket does not guarantee an interview and also that an interview does not guarantee acceptance. 


Is there a waiting list?

The 2013-14 Waiting List will be cleared on December 31st, 2013, as it is cleared at the end of each year. All applicants on the Waiting List must reapply for admission in January to be considered for the next school year. The new 2014-15 waiting list is established from the list created during the Lottery drawing. Wait List numbers are determined by lottery number.

Can my child shadow at TSA?

TSA has designated a limited number of shadow days. Upon completion of the Guest Student Request form (signed by student, parent and current Principal), the student will be assigned to a shadow day via phone or email in the order they are received and based on availability.         

How can I check the status of my potential student's online application?

All applications for the 2014-15 school year are processed online.  You may check the status via the SchoolAdmin Parent Portal by logging in here.

What if I am unable to apply online and/or cannot upload documents?

TSA will hold Admissions Clinics, or designated times that we have staff or volunteers on hand to walk you through the application and scan your documents.  Those dates and times are January 14th-16th from 12pm-3pm, and Tues. Jan 21st, Thurs. Jan. 23rd, Mon. Jan. 27th and  Wed. Jan. 29 from 5pm-7pm.  Assistance is also available when school is in session during regular hours from 8:15am-3:15pm. 

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