Who We Are

The mission of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a diverse community of explorers, is to nurture impassioned students by guiding and inspiring them to discover and fulfill their individual creative abilities in an atmosphere distinguished by the fusion of fact and feeling, risk and reward, art and science, school and society.

The Alabama School of Fine Arts is a partially residential public school authorized and funded by the Alabama Legislature to provide tuition-free instruction for impassioned students, grades 7-12.  The school provides focused specialty instruction in Creative Writing, Dance, Mathematics and Science, Music, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts. Core academic courses necessary to earn an Alabama high school diploma are also a part of the curriculum. The school operates under its own enabling legislation, policies and procedures, guided by a state-appointed Board of Trustees, under whom serves a staff of more than 100 full and part- time administrators, teachers and support workers.  Alabama students pay a small semester matriculation fee, but no tuition. Students from outside Alabama pay tuition, which the school sets annually.  Residential students pay room and board costs, set annually.
  •     Voted Best Public School in Birmingham Region

  •     100% graduation rate, offering AP and honors classes

  •     92% of seniors awarded merit scholarships (national avg: 15%)

  •     ASFA average ACT score is 27.2 (national avg: 21.0)