Please review the website before contacting the school. Those interested in auditioning should submit Audition Requests asap, as appointments in some areas are filling up.

Tours are available, and the next evening INFORMATION SESSION is Nov.13 , from 5:00-6:00 pm For dates/times, click here.

Thank you for your interest in our school! Students interested in attending NWSA must pass an audition AND enter the CMS School Options Lottery before published deadlines. You should submit an Audition Request as soon as your child decides to audition.

Those who pass auditions prior to the first lottery have the best chance of being placed at the school. After the first lottery we will continue to audition for the second lottery in order to fill remaining seats.

Students at NWSA concentrate in arts areas, or "majors". Middle school students are only permitted to major in one arts area, even if they pass two auditions. High school students are able to major in more than one area. It is also important to note that 8th graders who intend to remain at NWSA for High School must pass an audition in order to be guaranteed their seat for 9th grade in the lottery.

The "Audition at NWSA" tab (above) contains a checklist to help you manage the process. The checklist only covers essential steps, so please review the website entirely. Follow the steps, observe dates and deadlines, and make sure your child prepares for their audition or portfolio review using the Audition Requirements!

I'm available to answer questions after you have reviewed the information on this website. Check out the other tabs on the menu above for lots of information about our school! We would also love for you to join us at an Information Session or daytime school tour!

Best of luck and "break a leg"!

Susan Donkle,

NWSA Audition Coordinator