The Fine Arts Academy (FAA) at Lamar Middle School is pleased to provide an inspiring and robust program for students across Austin for the purpose of pursuing an accelerated arts curriculum as fine arts majors.  Lamar FAA offers its students both meaningful and enriching opportunities in the areas of visual arts, dance, band, orchestra, choral music, drama, classical guitar, piano, digital arts and media, as well as our nationally recognized Lamar Jazz Band.  Lamar FAA attracts a vastly diverse student body from across the city, including students from private, charter, and parochial schools.  Additionally, as the primary feeder school for McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy, we are strongly aligned with McCallum's fine arts programs.  Lamar FAA is Austin's top choice for middle school fine arts, as we strive to provide every student with a fulfilling and all encompassing middle school experience that nurtures the whole child.  In short, our academic programs are comprehensive and rigorous, our athletic programs are dynamic, our parent and community involvement is flourishing, and most importantly, our student body is happy.  We are Lamar!

Check back starting October 1, 2018 for more information about the application and audition process to join the Academy for the 2019-2020 school year!

Click here to learn more about the Lamar Fine Arts Academy  (en Español).  LFAA is aligning its curriculum closely with McCallum High School and McCallum Fine Arts Academy.  

Click here for a list of FAQs about Lamar Fine Arts Academy.

Lamar provides a program for students to pursue an accelerated arts curriculum in middle school. By creating a middle school with a fine arts focus for Austin, the Academy will fill an important role in our city. The FAA will feature partnerships with arts organizations and artists drawn from the internationally recognized Austin arts community, McCallum High School, and the University of Texas at Austin.

View the 2018-2019 handbook

 View the 2017-2018 handbook

View the 2016-2017 handbook

View the 2015-2016 handbook

Forms for academy students:

Production Attendance Form (verification of attendance to performances)

Change of strand form (to be filled out during the last 6-weeks of the school year)


Natalie Adams, Lamar Fine Arts Academy Director
Tel: (512) 841-2180