Seeking the naturally curious

The Oxbow School is now accepting Semester and Gap applications for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Semesters and registration is now open for the Oxbow Summer Art Institute!

Our early application priority date for both fall and spring semesters is February 15th, 2021. Students that complete by this date are in the best standing for early acceptance and our largest scholarships. After that date and subsequent round of application reviews, we will move into rolling admissions and will continue to accept students until both semesters are full.

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We continue to accept applications year-round until each upcoming semester is fully enrolled.

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Oxbow welcomes applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. Previous art and studio experience is helpful but not required, as instruction at Oxbow supports emerging talents in a nurturing but rigorous environment. We seek a diverse group of mature, academically sound, naturally curious students who are healthy risk-takers with a lively interest in the visual arts. All students are required to live on campus and adhere to the Oxbow community standards and, by choosing to attend Oxbow, they commit to fully engaging in the challenge of forging mature relationships with peers and faculty. Oxbow accepts applications for either the Fall or Spring semester of the junior or senior year in high school, or for one semester of a Gap Year. Oxbow has rolling admissions and accepts applications all year long. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

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