Art, Dance, Drama and Music are the four gates of admission to this prestigious full-time high school on the ridge in Braamfontein, South Africa. The school is situated in Johannesburg’s cultural arch, with its back to inner Johannesburg and facing the warmth and space to the north.
Learners from all areas of Southern Africa commute daily or board in superior hostels (one learner per room) and attend classes in both their academic and artistic spheres of interest.
The Department of Education has recognised The National School of the Arts as a School of Excellence in Design, Visual Art and Performing Arts Education. This distinction favourably impacts on the educator learner ratio. To enhance the Performing and Visual Arts Departments the Governing Body employs numerous educators specialising in Art, Dance, Drama and Music.
The National School of the Arts is a historically and culturally rich high school that was born out of the amalgamation of The Johannesburg Art, Ballet, Drama and Music School and Hoërskool Die Kruin which were opened in 1969.