Academy Pre-Professional Performing Arts Education
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Welcome to the Academy!
We are so excited to welcome students to the 2021-2022 school year. The last year has been filled with challenges that we could not have imagined, and yet, our community worked together to meet each challenge head on, with dedication, grit and gratitude.
I’d like to take a moment to thank our team of extraordinary faculty, staff and volunteers who have led by example with professionalism, enthusiasm and love. Their creativity and devotion to our students is unparalleled and at the core of our success. I personally could not be more proud and honored to be a part of such a team.
To our students and families, your continued support and belief in our school and one another has kept us all going. We have been working continuously to make onsite training a reality, and there have been many, many steps in the process (and will continue to be). Your expressed desire and fortitude to return to the classroom has kept us motivated and energized to move forward. Looking forward to the road ahead . . .
Michelle Collier Co-Executive Director Academy Director
The Academy @ Metropolitan School of the Arts is a college preparatory performing arts conservatory for budding young artists who are dedicated to high caliber academics and pre-professional performing arts education.
The progressive, comprehensive, mastery-based high school curriculum is an intensive four-year program that prepares students for acceptance to some of the most selective colleges and universities. College-prep (standard, honors and AP) humanities, mathematics, social studies and sciences, and world language courses offer students the appropriate level of challenge based on their post-secondary interests. Students in grades 7-8 enjoy the opportunities to design personalized assignments and research projects as they explore the humanities, social studies, science, mathematics and world languages. Middle School students are also given the option to begin accruing high school credits in mathematics and world languages.
Daily conservatory style performing arts training in dance, music and theater motivate each student to become a highly disciplined expert learner and complex communicator across disciplines.
As a community rich in stellar performing arts, outstanding resident performers and avid arts patrons, the DC area is the perfect home to build a school that will foster the next generation of professional dancers, actors, singers and musicians. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to making Metropolitan nationally recognized as a top school of the gifted young artists along with such fine institutions as Interlochen, Idyllwild Arts Academy and Walnut Hill. The Academy @ Metropolitan builds on the rich 15-year foundation of excellent arts education developed by the faculty, staff and leadership of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center. We opened our doors in September 2013 and continue to welcome students who have inspired us to build, dream and soar!
Located in the bustling environment of the Kingstowne Community in Northern Virginia, Metropolitan School of the Arts has dedicated academic classrooms, dance studios, music studios and rehearsal space.