HSA Prep is a highly selective, pre-professional scholarship program providing students ages 12–18 with advanced level arts training in music, dance, theatre and the visual arts, individual mentoring, study hall access, high school/college application support, and opportunities to engage with professional artists of the highest caliber.

For over 25 years, HSA Prep has enabled young people of exceptional talent to meet high academic, artistic and personal goals. HSA Prep’s graduates have had a near 100% acceptance rate to prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories including Harvard University, The Juilliard School, Spelman College, Brown University, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, among many others.

HSA Prep Disciplines:
Prep Dance   Prep Music   Prep Theater   Prep Visual Arts

Commitment from HSA Prep Students

All HSA Prep students will be given a schedule of at least 4-5 classes per week by the director of their department. In exchange for full scholarship, prep students must maintain a B- average, give 4 work hours per week as teaching assistants or administrators (gaining invaluable work experience), have exemplary attendance in all classes on their assigned HSA Prep schedule, and adhere to the policies of the School.

Parents and students sign a commitment letter each year, and students must re-audition each year. At the end of each semester, students will receive full evaluations measuring their artistic growth, class participation, attendance, behavior and academic performance.

HSA Prep Application Process

The competitive application process includes an audition/art submission; personal essay; recommendations from principals, counselors, and teachers; and the most recent report card.

To schedule audition appointment, please contact:

Ronald Alexander, HSA Prep Director
212.926.4100 x332



The Registration Office desk will close at 6pm this week, March 13 - 19.

Due to the weather and late announcement from NYC Public Schools that after-school programs are canceled, all HSA group classes and private lessons are now canceled today, February 13, and the administrative office will close at 6PM.

The HSA administrative office will close at 6 PM today.

SPRING 2014 Classes begin Saturday, January 25! There's still time to register!

HSA is open and operating with regular hours today!

Due to the expected severity of today's storm, all classes and private lessons are cancelled for today. The administration office will close close at 5pm today.