Preview Days

November 1, 2017, November 6, 2017, November 9, 2017, November 13, 2017 and November 16, 2017
for current 5th – 11th graders

Welcome to DSA Preview

Preview Day Powerpoint

Choosing the right school can be a big decision.  We want to help you make the best choice possible.  DSA Preview offers prospective students and parents the opportunity to learn more about Denver School of the Arts, the academics, the arts as well as having an opportunity to look inside the classrooms. DSA Preview is an excellent opportunity for students to ask questions about classes, major requirements and extracurricular activities, etc.

DSA Preview is NOT part of the audition process.  Coming to DSA Preview does not secure you an audition spot.  This is simply a time to tour the school, listen to the principal and hear from current DSA parents.  Audition information is given at the November mandatory pre-audition meetings.  Look under the Admissions tab on the DSA website ( for online application window and the dates/times for the November 2017 mandatory pre-audition meetings.

Why don’t we offer DSA Preview in the spring?  DSA is an audition-only school.  The DSA online application window is from October 9, 2017 – November 17, 2017 at noon.  The mandatory pre-audition meetings are on November 27 – 30.  Each major’s specific date for their pre-audition meeting is listed on the admissions page.  Auditions are held in January 2018.  Students will find out their acceptance status at the end of January.  There are no DSA Preview days in the spring since auditions are complete for the 2018-2019 school year.

Space is limited to 125 families per visit.

7:20 – 7:40        Students and parents arrive at DSA.  Students/parents may walk the halls and watch the “DSA life” as our students arrive at school

7:40 – 8:30        Parents/students visit with the DSA administration in theatre

8:30 – 9:30        Students/parents will be split into major groups.  A parent representative will lead each group from that major.  With the assistance of parent volunteers, you will go and visit academic classrooms as well as the classrooms of the major art forms

How to schedule a Preview Morning
We will take the first 125 online applications for each day.  We ask that families only sign up once to allow the opportunity for other families to participate.  Once you’ve signed up, you’re in.  We do not call/email to confirm your seat at Preview.  We will see you on your DSA Preview day.

Sign up here
Your parent ambassador can tour you in multiple majors if you ask.

November 1, 2017 – grades 5 – 11 – full
November 6, 2017 – grades 5 – 11 – full
November 9, 2017 – grades 5 – 11 – full
November 13, 2017 – grades 5 – 11 – full
November 16, 2017 – grades 5 – 11 – full

If your student is interested in auditioning for the 2018-2019 school year after the Preview Morning, both parent and student will want to keep an eye on the DSA website under “admissions.”  Follow the four step process to audition for the upcoming school year.

Welcome to Denver School of the Arts!