Seeking the naturally curious

The Oxbow School is now accepting sophomore, junior, senior, and gap year applications for the Fall 2023 + Spring 2024 semesters and rising sophomore - gap year applications for the 2023 Summer Art Institute.

Oxbow welcomes applicants who are motivated, curious, and excited to learn. APPLY NOW for a semester or summer like no other! Applicants interested in the 2023 Summer Art Institute should aim to complete their applications by our January 1st early summer application priority date. Those interested in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 should complete by our February 15th early application priority date.

Students that complete by the priority dates are in the best standing for early acceptance and our largest scholarships. After the priority dates, Oxbow begins rolling admissions and will continue to accept students until all programs are fully enrolled.

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Oxbow welcomes applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. Previous art and studio experience are 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 with a lively interest in the visual arts. All students are required to live on campus and adhere to the Oxbow community standards. By choosing to attend Oxbow, our students commit to forging mature relationships with peers and faculty.

Oxbow accepts applications for either the Fall or Spring semester of the sophomore, junior or senior year in high school, or for one semester of a Gap Year. Oxbow also offers a spirited and engaging 6-week Summer Art Institute for rising sophomore through gap year students.

Oxbow has rolling admissions and accepts applications all year long. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information @

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