Admission to Charter Arts is based solely on the audition process or portfolio review conducted by Charter Arts’ professional staff. Our students represent twelve counties in eastern Pennsylvania and over forty-five separate school districts.

Students residing in Pennsylvania, entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade are eligible to audition in one of our six artistic majors: Dance, theater, figure skating, instrumental music, visual art and vocal music.

Open House Dates for
2013/2014 School Year

Four Open House events are held prior to auditions for families to tour our school, meet the staff and learn about Charter Arts’ rigorous artistic and academic programs. We encourage all students interested in applying to Charter Arts to attend an Open House night. As important as learning about Charter Arts’ programs is learning about the unique culture of the school and making sure Charter Arts is the right place for you.

Monday, October 28th 2013

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Open House Program begins promptly at 6:30pm.  Reservations are NOT required to attend.

Audition Dates for
2012 / 2013 School Year

Prospective students are encouraged to schedule a day of shadowing an Charter Arts student in the artistic program of their choice prior to auditions. We feel strongly that students need to be prepared for Charter Arts’ unique school schedule and rigorous expectations. 

  • Friday, February 14th, 2014  (cancelled due to weather)
  • Friday, February 28th, 2014
  • Saturday, March 1st, 2014
  • Saturday, March 8th, 2014  (scheduled as make-up for February 14)

Auditions require an appointment made with our Registrar, Ann Marie Squerrini at 610-868-2971 ext 137. Mrs. Squerrini begins scheduling auditions after November 15th.

Shadowing is scheduled through Mrs. Gehman in the front office at 610-868-2971 ext 124.  Only students with a confirmed audition appointment are eligible for shadowing.