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Principal's Message


Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at East Bay Arts High School, a small college preparatory, arts-integrated high school. I am so excited to welcome so many new members (students, staff and families) to the EBA Family!  I look forward to learning from and with our community, especially as we will be conducting a Self Study for WASC accreditation.  We want everyone to feel connected and responsible for the success of all students.  There will be myriad opportunities to get involved in various committees and group activities so that we can collectively and individually contribute to the EBA experience.


Since its inception in 2005 and continuing to today, EBA has been a safe school where every student learns the habits of mind, body and character necessary for success. We want every student to feel seen, heard, loved and supported.  Our students can access college preparatory classes, master the state standards, complete the UC/CSU a-g requirements and grow as artists. Our cross-curricular grade level projects are based in real world problems and incorporate the arts to encourage student engagement and agency.  It is our hope that, through an arts-integrated approach, our students will critically engage with one another, the curriculum, and society to become leaders and advocates for social justice.


We are co-located on the San Lorenzo High School campus for the 2022-2023 school year as we wait to hear where our more permanent location will be in the future.  Please feel free to contact us at (510) 317-4410 for additional information and to schedule a tour of East Bay Arts. I look forward to speaking to prospective students and their families. We are a school where individuality and creativity are honored, where we believe in the brilliance of all students and where students can prepare for college while advancing their talents as visual and/or performing artists. 


In service,

Alex Harp