Prospective Students

The Atascadero Fine Arts Academy is excited to share our 4th-8th grade campus with families in Atascadero Unified School District and throughout San Luis Obispo County. 

We highly encourage all interested families to come learn about our unique schedule in which students receive their academic classes each morning and then choose from an array of arts-based specialty classes each afternoon. Campus tours are taking place each Thursday afternoon throughout the month of February. We hope you'll come join us and learn more about our school!  

Please note that 'Open Enrollment' window takes place February 1st - March 15th each year. All prospective families are highly encouraged to submit enrollment forms by the March 15th deadline. If student interest exceeds the number of spaces available at each grade level, a blind lottery takes place and families will be notified by the first week of April. Please call our office with questions.  

Prospective Student Information



Please take a few minutes to watch the following video, "Your Students, Your Schools: Atascadero Fine Arts Academy" designed by the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education a few years ago. 

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education - Spotlights the Programs Offered at the Fine Arts Academy



Alan Pietsch, one of the founding faculty members, created this documentary "A Jewel of a School" with partnership from our supportive PTSA. This video helps tell the story of how our unique school came to be, the impact it's had on students over the years, and the value of arts education in general. We hope you enjoy this in-depth look into our wonderful school.