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Our Mission and Vision

The Mission of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts is to provide every student with a rigorous, comprehensive, college preparatory curriculum rooted in intense, pre-professional training in the arts that encourages excellence and success in their personal development as students, artists and cultural leaders.

The Vision of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts is to provide a world class academic and arts education as the first arts magnet high school in Washington County and Western Maryland. The superior teaching and learning environment will enable students to study the arts for their intrinsic, aesthetic, cognitive, and cultural value. Through a program of individualized attention and personalization, students will be motivated to achieve in a challenging and supportive atmosphere that emphasizes a disciplined attitude and personal responsibility. Supportive parents, distinguished faculty, cultural institutions and university partnerships will collaborate to ensure that, upon graduation, students will possess the necessary skills to choose a career in any field.

The 10 Year Celebration was awesome. Special thanks to all the parent volunteers, staff and students who made it possible.


  • Grades 9 – 12
  • Date of Construction: 2009
  • Enrollment: 287 (11/18/15)

BISFA Foundation

The mission of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation is to advance exceptional arts education by providing resources and funding that supports the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts High School and arts education in our community.