As MSA strives to keep sharing the joy in our community, we have created The JOY FUND, an emergency fund to help sustain our school during this time of crisis brought on by COVID-19.  While our faculty works diligently to provide a full array of virtual performing arts education experiences for current students through our Studio division, and by maintaining our Academy, our full-time secondary school,  your gift to MSA’s JOY FUND will help us bridge the gap to support our students, as well as keep our staff employed.

As a nonprofit organization employing 80 artists/faculty/staff and educating hundreds of students, cancellation of performances and any modification of programming will impact us in unforeseen ways. As our leadership and Board navigate this unknown challenge, we’re calling for help during this time of uncertainty.


  • Gifts via credit card may be made here online here

  • Mail and make check payable to: Metropolitan School of the Arts, 5775 Barclay Drive, Suite 4, Alexandria, VA 22315 (Please note JOY FUND in memo line)

  • Gifts via PayPal may be made online here


Metropolitan School of the Arts is a 501(c)3 organization with tax identification number 01-0560112.  Your gift is deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.