ABOUT DSA PATHWAYS: Detroit School of Arts, Middle School Conservatories

  • Through an intentional investment of resources and expertise, the DSA Pathways Initiative offers a rigorous high-quality arts education at the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) and its feeder schools - Brenda Scott, Duke Ellington, JR King, and Spain.  In the fall of 2020, Middle School Arts Conservatories began at the four DSA feeders linking middle school arts programs throughout the city to the Detroit School of Arts, the premier arts high school in Detroit.  To make this process easier for students and their families, the District will provide free bus transportation from the four middle schools to DSA, seamlessly connecting the conservatory graduates to their new high school in the heart of Midtown Detroit.  

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  • DSA Logo Where you find your heart in the ARTS!  Detroit School of Arts honors the talents of Detroit-Area youths and provides an extraordinary program in a facility that is world-class and a midtown treasure.  Just minutes away from the theatre and museum districts, DSA provides exceptional resources through a college-prep curriculum that maximizes student learning, motivation, achievement, and excellence by integrating artistic mediums and academic rigor.

    BSA logo In the BSA Arts Conservatory, student success begins with highly qualified teachers using a data-driven curriculum integrating outstanding arts instruction, robust academics & honors classes, extracurricular activities, and support services.

    EDE Logo Experience an Arts-Intensive program housed in our 21st-century state-of-the-ARTS learning environment where award-winning students and teachers are recognized for their rigorous arts education and academic achievement.

    JR King Logo While always legendary, JRK Conservatory students are engaged in high-quality performing arts programming, a rigorous academic curriculum, and technology in a creative learning environment aimed at producing beyond extraordinary future artists.

    Spain Logo Located in the heart of the Midtown cultural district, students in the Spain Middle School Arts Conservatory are encouraged to showcase their talents and set high expectations infused with intensive arts education and a challenging academic anchor housed in a dedicated fine and performing arts wing.