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Oakland School for the Arts

Oakland School for the Arts

OSA Summer Programs

OSA Summer Academy Banner with student painting on easel
Theater, Fashion Design, Screenwriting, Dance, Photography and more! Save your spot soon!
what is osa summer arts academy?

what is osa summer arts academy?

It's a fun and educational summer program taught by esteemed professional artists, for ages 9-17 (varies by academy). Students can select from eight different Art Academies!
OSA's Summer Arts Academy typically runs Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 3:00 with extended-day options available starting at 8:00AM and concluding at 5:00 PM. Academies are led by trained adult educators who are also working artists in each respective field. We believe in small group instruction in order to provide unparalleled student support and our openings won't last for long!
Registration is now open to students between the ages of  9-16 years old.

Each session is a 9 or 10 day program that will educate learners of all levels in an engaging hands on arts experience.  
  • Session One is Monday, June 3rd- Friday, June 14th


  • Session Two is Monday, June 17th- Friday, June 28th


*This is a 9 day session. No session Wednesday, June 19th to observe the Juneteenth holiday

Applications for the Summer 2024 Academy are now available!

about OSA

about OSA

Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) is a nonprofit public charter school founded by Governor Jerry Brown – then Oakland’s Mayor – in 2002. Now in its 20th year, OSA serves 800 students in grades 6-12. OSA is housed in Uptown Oakland’s historic Fox Theater and Newberry Building. Our mission is to blend immersive, robust arts with comprehensive academics, providing integrated opportunities for collaboration, expression and personal growth. Our notable alumni include Zendaya, Kehlani, Tati Gabrielle, Angus Cloud, Ari'el Stachel, Zachary Fernandez and former Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, Leila Mottley.
Non-Discrimination Statement
OSA is a free, public school chartered by Oakland Unified School District. OSA does not discriminate in hiring or in admission on the basis of academic history, academic preparation, citizenship, color, creed, English proficiency, ethnicity, disability, gender expression, gender, home language, home living situation, immigration status, learning differences, national origin, parental/guardian marital status, political affiliation, race, religious or spiritual practice, or sexual orientation.