From Voices Came the Vision

Texas School of the Arts is a public charter school with a unique story to tell. It begins in 1946 with the creation of Texas Boys Choir, a publicly supported professional nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the vocal talents of gifted young men, a nationally and internationally renowned choir for more than 70 years – and our founding organization.

A Labor of Love Inspired by a Legacy of Excellence

Fueled by a long tradition of successfully mentoring young performers to achieve choral excellence, the Texas Boys Choir organization expanded its mission and entered the world of arts education in an effort to inspire young men and women from all walks of life to pursue their dreams.

In 2001, the organization opened its first public charter school, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA), teaching grades 3-12. A few years later, in 2007, that same organization founded Texas School of the Arts (TeSA). The idea was to create at TeSA an educational environment dedicated to teaching both academics and arts to students in an exclusively elementary setting.

Serving kindergarten through sixth grade, TeSA is one of a kind. Once having a lottery-model, admission to TeSA is now by audition-only, ensuring that every student is artistically inclined and every family is committed to the philosophy behind the performance-based nature of an arts education. Our students love their arts and we love teaching them!

Texas Center for Arts + Academics

TeSA’s parent organization is Texas Center for Arts + Academics (TCAA) where we aim to establish, support, and grow our charter schools, the Texas Boys Choir, and our other artistic programs, which are designed to foster a lifelong passion for artistic and academic excellence.