Come here to grow

Our mission is to inspire in artistically talented students a lifelong passion for learning, empowering them to achieve academic and artistic excellence.

Creativity flourishes when students dare to dream

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts is a public charter school serving the greater Fort Worth area. As passionate about teaching as we are about the arts, FWAFA provides comprehensive programs in dance, music, theater and visual arts. Our students are involved in a minimum of two hours of fine arts coursework each day, enabling them to embrace creativity and hone their craft.

Our Fine Arts Departments

Excellence extends beyond fine arts

In addition to our exemplary fine arts programs, FWAFA students are required to participate in a challenging college preparatory academic program. The most recent high school rankings published by US News & World Report, The Washington Post and Newsweek all rated FWAFA as one of the nation’s best high schools based on academic statistics. Students are accepted to FWAFA through an audition process based solely on artistic talent and potential.

Our Nationally Ranked Academics

School Highlights

  • Enrollment: 520 students in grades three through twelve.
  • The Texas Boys Choir calls the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts its home. In addition to multiple GRAMMY© Awards and other accolades, the choir tours nationally and internationally.

  • The graduation rate is 100% annually.
  • Average daily attendance rates top 97%. Approximately 98% of students return each fall.
  • FWAFA is the only public school in Fort Worth producing a full season of art exhibits and performances for the community including musicals, concerts, plays and dance.

A round of applause!

Members of the FWAFA class of 2015 were offered more than $5 million in scholarships and were accepted to the schools listed below.

  • American Academy of the Dramatic Arts
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Adams State University
  • Anderson University
  • Baylor University
  • Belhaven University
  • Belmont University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Brigham Young University (ID)
  • Cambridge University
  • Champlain College
  • Chapman University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Columbia College - Chicago
  • Concordia University (TX)
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Florida State University
  • George Washington University
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • Hofstra University
  • Langston University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Lubbock Christian University
  • Luther College
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Molloy College/Cap 21 Musical Theater Conservatory
  • Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater
  • New York Film Academy
  • New York University/Tisch School of the Arts
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Ouachita Baptist University
  • Pace University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Point Park University
  • Purdue University
  • Rider University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Santa Fe University for Art & Design
  • Seattle University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southwestern University
  • St. Edwards University
  • St. John's University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University- Commerce
  • Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
  • Texas A&M University- Texarkana
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Texas Woman's University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Miami
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Ohio
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pittsburch
  • University of Science and Arts Oklahoma
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas- Arlington
  • University of Texas- Austin
  • University of Texas - Dallas
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • Webster University
  • West Texas A&M
  • Western New England University
  • Wright State University