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Summer School of the Arts

How to Apply

General Requirements

  • All students applying to NYSSSA MUST be full time permanent residents of New York State (no part time or summer residents will qualify students to attend NYSSSA).  No exceptions will be made. 
  • Students MUST CURRENTLY be in grades 8-12.  Students applying for the School of Ballet ONLY may currently be in grades 6-12.  No exceptions will be made.
  • Students MUST participate in the audition process identified by the NYSSSA School for which they are applying. No exceptions will be made. 

Individual School Application Requirements

Program dates and application deadlines for 2021 are still TBD.


School of Ballet

School of Ballet Application Process

School of Ballet Online Application 


School of Choral Studies

School of Choral Studies Application Process

School of Choral Studies Online Application


School of Dance

School of Dance Application Process

School of Dance Online Application


School of Media Arts

School of Media Arts Adjudication Process

School of Media Arts Online Application 


School of Orchestral Studies

School of Orchestral Studies Application Process

School of Orchestral Studies Online Application 


School of Theatre

School of Theatre Application Process

School of Theatre Online Application 


School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts Adjudication Process

School of Visual Arts Online Application