About Us

We are TSA

Toledo School for the Arts

Toledo School for the Arts is a public “community” or charter school focused on providing Ohio residents a college preparatory academic curriculum and an intense visual and performing arts environment. TSA opened in 1999 and is located at 333 14th Street in downtown Toledo, Ohio. TSA welcomes any student who is an Ohio resident through our enrollment lottery. TSA is sponsored by Bowling Green State University.

In addition to core academic subjects, classes are offered in music, dance, theatre and visual arts. TSA provides students opportunities to work with professional artists to expand their arts experiences and knowledge base. TSA has ARTnerships with our area’s community and cultural institutions including the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, the Toledo Zoo and others.

Toledo School for the Arts has been rated Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education and has received national attention as a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, a Bronze level recognition by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top high schools and Charter School of the Year by the Center for Education Reform. The Ohio Superintendent of Education, Susan Zelman, named TSA a School of Promise. TSA was also twice rated the top charter school in Ohio by Niche, an online school rating system.

TSA graduates earn admission to our nation’s finest institutions of higher education and win outstanding academic and arts scholarships.

Under the federal law, Every Student Succeeds, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, including the following:

Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;

Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status;

The college degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification;

Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so, their qualifications.

TSA’s class of 2021 has 90 members and as of April 23, 2021 have earned over $5 million in scholarships and have been accepted to 64 different colleges and universities!

TSA requires the following units of credit in order to graduate: English (4), Mathematics (4), Sciences (3), Social Studies (3.5), Foreign Language (2), Health (.5), Dance/Martial Arts/P.E. (1), Business of Arts & Communications (1), Arts Electives (5).

These requirements exceed those of the Ohio Department of Education. In addition to the above coursework, students must complete a Senior Internship and First Aid/AED training, as well as any requirements the Ohio Department of Education requires, based on graduation cohort. These requirements are subject to change at any time.

Please contact the School Counseling Department for details.

The Toledo School for the Arts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or sexual orientation, gender or gender expression, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to  designated youth groups. The following person  triages and intakes initial inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Erica Leverette-Traoré MBA, Human Resources and Diversity Manager
Toledo School for the Arts
333 14th Street, Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 246-8732

Mission Statement​

Toledo School for the Arts serves as an inclusive community where learning is rigorous, creativity is cultivated, and the individual is celebrated.

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