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Toledo, OH
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333 14th St
Toledo, OH 43604

(419) 246-8732
(419) 244-3979
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May 14, 2014
I loved TSA. I was a student there for 7th through 12th grade and graduated in 09. The experience I've had there made me feel like part of a family. I was homeschooled before and was afraid of large class sizes a being an out cast. We were all weird at TSA, there were no true "cliques" and I knew every one. The teachers were excellent and would have taught there for free. I cannot imagine my life without my TSA family, who is still here for me now. It was the greatest choice of my teenage life.

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November 16, 2013
I like the above average academic curriculum provided at TSA and the opportunities to advance her talent via private lessons. She was bullied at other schools quite often but has not experienced any of that at TSA -- there is is a real sense of acceptance at the school. I am NOT happy, however, with the disorganization that seems to prevail events/concerts, etc. There are alot of extra expenses you will have to pay here too - but those are really the only down sides (disorganization and extra expense) - they are balanced out by the fact that my daughter is happy and NOT being bullied! :)

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2010
I am extremely pleased with the decision to enrolled my daughter in TSA. I have watched her blossom from a friendly, happy girl with natural talent into an extremely happy and talented young woman who has also excelled in her academics. TSA offers so many amazing opportunities and I can't wait to see what comes next.

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April 19, 2010
The school is one of the top charter schools in the country. The classroom sizes are small and the teachers really care about their students.

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October 03, 2009
TSA is the most innovative school in the Toledo area, they incorporate the arts into every traditional school subject. Kids are eager to go to school because creativity and participation are fostered.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009
Although focussed on the Arts the students, who are more economically, and ethnically mixed than many schools, consistently score very high on academic tests.

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September 25, 2008
TSA is the best school I've ever had the pleasure of going to. I love it! I enjoy being able to express myself in a creative and accepting environment. I couldn't ask for a better school.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2008
I am a student entering my fourth year at TSA, it is a school where you can be creative but not laughed at for it, very easy to make friends and find help in almost all types of art, with excellent academic teachers as well!

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July 30, 2008
Both of my children graduated from TSA. The experience changed their lives! The faculty are completely dedicated to student success and the curriculum is extremely strong and prepares students for great academic success in college. TSA is NOT a 'fame' school - it is a college prepatory school that offers an arts-based education. The school is perfect for students seeking to develop their academic and artistic talents in an environment that encourages diversity and demands excellence. If you are anxious about sending your child to a school that is non-traditional - please don't send them to TSA. The school thrives because the students, parents, faculty, and staff approach experiential education in alternative ways. If, as a parent, you are not able or willing to get involved with your child's education - please send them to another school - YOU will work as hard as they do in the TSA family!

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2008
this was my first year in tsa, and i love it there. I actually liked getting up for school. everyone there is accepted for being weird and crazy, and i love that! of course i wish it would still stay the size it is, but the school is so good, more and more people come every year!

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January 15, 2008
I am a sophomore in my second year at Toledo School for the Arts, and I feel as though I have imrpoved greatly. Not only have improved in my arts classes of theatre, dance, and photography, but I am also getting outstanding grades. I have always been an A student but I have found it easier to learn here at TSA. I really like how the academic teachers work the arts into our assignments and projects. I feel that it is an excellent school, and I am glade I made the decission to attend.

- submitted by a student

December 16, 2007
Great school for kids that excel in a creative environment!Finally, a wonderful place that doesn't revolve areound sports! It's cool to be creative here and the support and motivation that the students, faculty and administration give each other is remarkable. My kids want to get up and go to school every day. One of my children was an academic scholarship recipient at one of the catholic high schools in town and he chose to attend TSA instead because he felt it had more to offer!

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June 08, 2007
TSA is the best school out there because there is no other place on the planet like it! This is my first year at the school and I am so much happier! Everyone is at TSA because we felt like we didn't fit in anywhere else. TSA faculty and students celebrate differences. That's what makes TSA. The teachers are there because they love what they do and are committed to their jobs. There is not heavy dicipline because it is just a different school and they're more leniant about the dress code because it is a form of self expression. TSA is for the kid who marches to the beat of a different drummer. Every kid at TSA has there own beat. But somehow every beat works together and the difference really doesn't matter. This is the first time in my school career I haven't wanted the school year to end!

- submitted by a student

May 21, 2007
This is my daughters first year at the school and she loves it. TSA is giving my daughter the Education she has longed for that TPS couldn't give her when she went there... Thank you Toledo School for the Arts

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January 23, 2007
Although this is only my first year at TSA, I have to say that it's a very great school. The teachers do there job rather well, and everyone is friendly with each other and helps one another. It's truly unlike any other school I've been to. Not only does this school help me advance artistically, but academically, as well. I'm so lucky to be able to go to school at TSA and I love every minute of it!

- submitted by a student

November 08, 2006
TSA is the best performing arts school ever. I have had the opportunity to experience first hand of their dedication to students. I have placed my daughters on the waiting list for 2 years to be sure the have a great advantage to get in. My son when he attended was excellent and I know that have improved since then. The teachers are great, as my son was taking a music class his instructor was also my professor at the University of Toledo. I know the quality of their teachers I am very proud to be a Parent of TSA. AMG

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2006
I'm a recent graduate of TSA. I had a great time in highschool. Our class was very close, there were very few fights or arguements among students. The curriculum was not very difficult, in my opinion, but I've always been an A-B student. I think that the arts classes help less disciplined kids focus on their academic work. Mostly, the teachers are friends with students, which is nice and makes for a more pleasant environment for students. Most everyone feels comfortable talking to their teachers about their problems (personal or educational). I felt that the administration was never very powerful, and was sometimes unjust. The school is also a bit unorganized because it's so new, and the teacher turnover is kind of high.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2006
Wonderful school! I've seen a child who was afraid and low performing blossom into a polished, self-assured person. A school that celebrates the differences in a child as something special.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2006
i like toledo school for the arts because students that have a hard time learning in a traditional school setting get to use their artistic strengths in the academic part of their education. alot of the parents are in involved with school activities like fundraisers and dances. We have several art based classes, such as dance, theater, chorus, guitar, pop combo, jazz combo, keyboarding, various arts(photography, ceramics, general art),and two studio dance companies. then we have the regular academics, langauge, history, government, science, and many areas in mathematics. i chose to go to Toledo School for the Arts because art is how i learn. i draw picture to help me understand certain things like wars and dates and important people through different eras in history. i hope that every parent at least takes a look at TSA before drawing a conclusion about the school.

- submitted by a student

July 27, 2005
I am a student at Toledo School for the Arts. This School year I will be a Junior. And Toledo School for the Arts has prepared me to pass the OGT (Ohio Graduation Test), which I am proud to say I passed all sections on a first try. Teachers are very helpful. They make the students feel really comfortable, and they do a well done job of preparing there students for college. I would send anybody who wants an excellent education to there school.

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2005
Overall, I am not impressed with TSA; there seems to be too much emphasis placed on subjects other than the traditional subjects such as math, english, history and science. I have had very little interaction with my daughters teachers, except for one parent-teacher conference, which I had to repeatedly request. During the conference, it was the consensus of all present, that my daughter was doing very well, even though she was averaging C's in most of her classes. I was very disappointed as I am aware that my daughter is capable of much higher grades.It was as if the teachers didn't expect any more from her. I have called since that time during P-Teach. conferences requesting a conference to follow up and my telephone calls were never returned. For that reason, I am disappointed that my child has been allowed to just get by instead of encouraged to do better.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2005
I absolutely love Toledo School for the Arts. My son attends TSA and has changed dramatically since changing to this school. He feels both challenged and accepted in the arts, and he just loves all of the teachers. TSA is a high quality school. Toledo's best kept secret!

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2005
The Toledo School for the Arts is an awesome school. My son has attended TSA for 3 years and loves it more each year. His opportunities to learn, perform, and excel in his major field are many. The TSA staff is made up of the most professional and experienced people in their fields. TSA students, parents, and staff form a close community in which members work together to create excellent in-the-classroom and in-the-field learning experiences for all students. My son is being wholly prepared for college and a career in the arts thanks to the Toledo School for the Arts. I am so glad that this outstanding school with outstanding staff are here in Toledo to help our youth become outstanding students, citizens, and performers.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2005
It is the best school my child could ever attend. She is able to do what she wants in the terms of expressing herself through her school work. Her grades have improved so much thanks to the teachers at Toledo School for the Arts!

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December 22, 2004
what an opportunity for my daughter, the musician! the teachers are wonderful, both in the arts and academically. they really go the distance with the kids---encouraging appropriate behaviors while remembering that the students are unique individuals!! some growing pains exist, but overall, a wonderful experience! Rock on, TSA!

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2004
This school is amazeing. It lets us, students be creative and it gives us great oppertunities to get into the art world.

- submitted by a student

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Toledo School For The Arts
333 14th St, Toledo, OH  43604
(419) 246-8732
Last modified Toledo School For The Arts is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Toledo School For The Arts Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top