msa students are prepared for a rewarding experience in college, career and life!

Metropolitan School of the Arts begins personalized post-secondary planning for each student with our accredited partner Laurel Springs and daytime SAT and ACT prep partner, Josh Silverman. The weekly seminars for high school students are designed to ensure students achieve the weighted GPA (Honors and AP), scores, recommendations, and complete the required essays and portfolios to meet or exceed the criteria for acceptance into the college, conservatory or company of their choice.

Beyond the success of MSA students in some of the nation’s most , the Laurel Springs academic curriculum provides students with an academic foundation for many post secondary options including Ivy League universities and highly selective programs throughout the world.

Our team of highly qualified college counselors, academic advisors and arts professionals create an individualized PATHWAYS blueprint for each student, based on their post secondary goals and aspirations. Beyond the success of MSA students in some of the nation’s most prestigious post secondary arts programs, Laurel Springs’ program graduates are attending Ivy League universities and highly selective programs around the world. Some of these destinations include:

American University

Amherst College

Arizona State University

Bard College

Bennington College

Berklee College of Music

Brandeis University

Bryn Mawr College

California Polytechnic State


Carleton College

Clemson University

College of William and Mary

Columbia University

Dartmouth College

Drexel University

Duke University

Fashion Institute of Technology

Fordham University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Hampshire College

Harvard University

Hofstra University

Hunter College

Johns Hopkins University

Juilliard School

Lewis and Clark College

Loyola University—New Orleans

Mount Holyoke College

New England Conservatory

New York University

Northwestern University

Occidental College

Otis College of Art and Design

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Princeton University

Purdue University

Randolph-Macon College

Rice University

Sarah Lawrence College

Smith College

St. John’s College

Stanford University

Stetson University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Tulane University

University of Arizona

University of California—All Campuses

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut

University of Edinburgh—U.K.

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts

University of Michigan

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern California

University of Texas, Austin

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Vassar College

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

Yale University