Admissions Info Sessions, Tours & Shadow Days

Admissions Information Nights, School Tours and Shadow Days

Salt Lake Arts Academy is a tuition-free public charter school enrolling 408 students in grades 5-8, approximately 102 students per grade. Students are admitted on a space-available basis. By law, we select students through an admissions lottery, where students are randomly selected from all applications received. Our application deadline for the 2023-24 Admissions Lottery is midnight on February 24, 2023.

To see our detailed Admissions Policy, click HERE.  

To fill out an online Application, visit

 Our upcoming 5th grade class will always have the most openings each year.  We will admit 102 5th Graders for the fall of 2023. Openings in 6th, 7th and 8th grade vary by year, but can be limited due to our low student turnover. Once your student has been accepted at SLArts, they are accepted for their entire middle school career, unless they withdraw.  Preference is given to siblings of current and alumni students, children of faculty members, and children of members of the school's Governing Board. We do admit students from our waiting list every year!

To help students and families decide if Salt Lake Arts Academy is right for them, we hold a number of Admissions Information Evenings at school throughout the winter. We strongly encourage prospective families to attend one of these events. This is your chance to hear more about our school, look around, meet some current students and ask questions. Our Admissions Info Sessions at school will be held on these dates:

  • Wednesday, November 30, 6. p.m.
  • Thursday, January 12, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 23, 6 p.m

Each Admissions Information Session  will begin  with a presentation from our leadership team, with time for Q&A, and will conclude with a tour of our school facility.  If you need special accommodations please let us know. Parents and prospective students are invited!  Check here soon to sign up for an Admissions Info Session!

If you can't join us for an Admissions Information Session you may join a small group tour of our school on Tuesday mornings, beginning in November. These tours will be led by our Registrar or 8th Grade Ambassadors, and are designed to give you a quick overview of the school in action.  Please call the school (801-531-1173) to reserve your spot.

Traditionally, in late February / early March, after the lottery draw, accepted students are invited to attend a Shadow Day, where they can experience a day in the life of a SLArts student.  We will announce our Shadow Days after Winter Break.