Welcome to the Academy!

Welcome to the Academy!

We are so excited to welcome all of our new and returning students, families, faculty and staff to the 2022-2023 school year. The past few years have been filled with challenges that we could not have imagined, and yet, our community worked together to meet each challenge head-on with dedication and grace.

Our success is rooted in 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. Being a part of this team fills each of us with honor and pride.

The support of our students and families is at the core of what makes our Academy unlike any other; their belief in our school and one another has kept us all motivated and energized. We are proud to be a part of a community filled with so many kind and considerate individuals who are committed to the growth and achievement of not just themselves but of one another as well.

We look forward to another year filled with Grit, Gratitude and Community!


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.

We welcome you to explore our rigorous, fully accredited academic curriculum alongside our conservatory style performing arts training program in the areas of dance, music theater, theater performance and music.

Please contact our admissions team at academy@metropolitanarts.org to reserve an opportunity to shadow and audition for this ground breaking opportunity.