Realising Dreams through Excellence in Arts and Academics

Admissions

The 2023 Admissions process for the Schools of Specialisation has commenced for Grade 8 – 11 and will close on 26 August 2022. 

About The NSA

A unique secondary school serving the advancement of creatively gifted learners from across South Africa.

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School of Specialisation in Performing and Creative Arts

The National School of the Arts, fondly known as the NSA, is a unique secondary school serving the advancement of creatively gifted learners from across South Africa providing an environment where they can excel artistically and academically.

Situated on the crest of the Braamfontein Ridge in a precinct known for education, arts, and culture, the NSA has been a pioneer in the field of specialist education for over fifty years. A short walk from the main transport hubs and WITS University, the school attracts day scholars from the greater Johannesburg region and boarders from across the county and greater SADC region. An on-site hostel offers comfortable single-room accommodation in separate buildings for boys and girls. 

Talent and a good academic report are the criteria for admission to the NSA.  Prospective learners must pass an audition in either Art, Dance, Drama, or Music to secure a place at this culturally and historically rich high school where arts and academics share the spotlight.

The National School of the Arts is a Gauteng Department of Education (GDE)

SCHOOL OF SPECIALISATION IN PERFORMING & CREATIVE ARTS

that follows the CAPS curriculum.

NSA learners are known to excel. Academically. Creatively.

About Us

  • Academics
  • Art Department
  • Dance Department
  • Drama Department
  • Music Department

2023 Admissions

The 2023 Admissions process for the Schools of Specialisation for Grades 8 – 11 has commenced and will close on the 26th August 2022.

Upcoming Events

Inaugural Choral Festival

24 & 25 June 2022 @ The NSA

The 1st Annual National School of the Arts Choral Festival is a 2-day event that will welcome choirs from primary schools and high schools from across the country. On day one, the focus will be on learning with singing masterclasses, choral, composition and arranging workshops. Day two will celebrate performance with two public concerts culminating in a mass choir piece. It is time to raise our voices!

Physica

9th – 10th August 2022 – The People’s Theatre at Joburg Theatre

Presented by the NSA Drama Department, this physical theatre and choreographic showcase features selected work devised and directed by Grade 12 drama learners.

Guided by NSA senior drama and movement educator Thoriso Rorisang Raphela, PHYSICA shows the versatility of our drama learners and promises to be an entertaining evening in the theatre.

Epiphany

18th – 21st August 2022 – The Lesedi at Joburg Theatre

Showcasing the dancers from the National School of the Arts, Dance Spectrum EPIPHANY takes to the stage of the Lesedi Theatre from the 18th – 21st of August.

The work includes neo-classical ballet, contemporary, Afro-Fusion and Spanish and sees the versatility of the NSA dancers well displayed.

school hours

Monday - Friday

07h30 - 14h30

Address

17 Hoofd Street
Braamfontein
Johannesburg

Phone

011 339 6539