A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Overview

As an internationally recognized art school, the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA) embraces and encourages artistic creativity and academic excellence. Our innovative school provides a uniquely challenging and nurturing environment focused on individual growth, opportunity, and diversity.

DSOA is a public magnet high school serving a culturally diverse student body of 1400 artistically talented Palm Beach County students. The school is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The administration and faculty are dedicated and supportive professionals who help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in higher education or a profession in the arts. Guest artists and industry leaders also share their expertise and creativity with students through lectures, presentations, and hands-on training.

The faculty of the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts is comprised of teachers who have backgrounds in education, the professional world, and the artistic realm.  Over half of the faculty hold advanced degrees (Masters and/or Doctorates), and there are seven National Board Certified Teachers on staff.  The vast majority of the arts faculty regularly practice in their particular field of expertise in our community, leading to increased opportunities for students to participate in artistic and academic research endeavors beyond the school site.  Among the awards that Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts faculty have received are: Magnet Schools of America Southeastern Regional Principal of the Year, William T. Dwyer Award, I Make a Difference Award, Palm Beach County Hispanic Teacher of the Year, Florida State Thespians Sponsor of the Year, Florida Art Educator of the Year, Florida Association of Theatre Educators’ Administrator of the Year.  The school also has two SURDNA fellows serving as instructors.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts is ranked 1st in Palm Beach County, 12th within the State of Florida, and 109th in U.S. News and World Reports. Students have the opportunity to take Honors, AICE Cambridge, Advanced Placement®, and Dual Enrollment courses. 

Class of 2021 Matriculation List

  • Amherst College
  • Bates College
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Berry College
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Butler University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Chapman University
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Columbia University
  • Cooper Union
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida State University
  • Furman University
  • George Washington University
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kent State University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Middlebury College
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New College of Florida
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pace University
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Penn State University
  • Portland Community College
  • Pratt Institute Brooklyn campus
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Rider University
  • Rose – Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Santa Fe College
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Stanford University
  • Swarthmore College
  • The Catholic University of America
  • The Juilliard School
  • The Pratt Institute
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • the University of Southern California
  • Tulane University
  • Union College
  • University of Alabama
  • University of California
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the Arts
  • University of Utah
  • Valencia College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington University St. Louis
  • Wesleyan University