Auditioning for LaGuardia Arts

LaGuardia Auditions — September 2015 Admission

Please be sure that you read our APPLY section, as well as the NYC High School Directory.


Please visit us in the Specialized High School section at the City-Wide High School Fair on September 21 & 22, located at Brooklyn Tech.  Staff members and students will be on hand to discuss the LaGuardia Arts Experience as well as answer questions about our audition process.  Our audition process is explained thoroughly in the APPLY section of our website.


We do not hold an Open House prior to our audition process; however, many of our performances are open to the public, and people get a feel of the school by visiting our performance spaces. An Open House is held for accepted students each February, prior to the Specialized High School acceptance deadline.

Acceptance to LaGuardia Arts is based on a competitive audition and review of student records to ensure success in both the demanding studio work and the challenging academic programs. Students who are New York City residents in the 8th or 9th grade are eligible to audition. In September of the 8th or 9th grade, your child should inform his/her guidance counselor of his/her decision so that an admission ticket can be issued for the appropriate audition(s).

Please note: All applicants must submit a copy of their previous year’s final report card and/or transcript for each program they are auditioning for at the time of the audition.