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  • Parsons Academy

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  • Parsons Academy offers a variety of art and design courses for students in grades 3–12 in subjects ranging from fine arts and illustration to design disciplines such as fashion, architecture, photography, animation, and more. Classes meet over 11 Saturdays in both the fall and the spring semesters.

    High school students grades 9–12 can choose between on-campus and online synchronous courses. Classes for students in grades 3–5 and 6–8 are held on campus. 

    We also offer Portfolio Development Strategies, a five-week asynchronous online course for students in grades 9–12. High school students can take a series of courses to complete the Parsons Academy Certificate program.

    To learn about requirements for campus access as affected by The New School's policies and protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our COVID-19 Community Guide.

    • Course Dates January 28-April 15, 2023
    • Registration Deadline On Campus: January 22, 2023; Online: January 25, 2023
    • Location On Campus or Online
    • Grades 3-5, 6–8, 9–12
    • Schedule Saturdays on Campus: 10:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m. OR Online 11:00 a.m.–1:50 p.m. ET
    • Tuition and Fees $530 + fees

  • Parsons Academy classes are conducted in three groups, divided by traditional school grade level. Students should select the appropriate course by using their grade levels as a guide. 

    Course Descriptions

  • Pre-College Academy Certificate Program

    The non-credit Parsons Academy Certificate Program supports students in grades 9 through 12 as they create a college admissions portfolio. Our world-class faculty help students employ basic skills and original thinking in a collaborative environment.

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    Parsons Scholars Program

    Parsons Scholars is a college preparatory program that makes Parsons available to talented students who might not otherwise have such an opportunity. The program offers multi-year scholarships to students attending New York City public high schools.

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    Continuing and Professional Education
    66 West 12th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 212.229.8933

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To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.