The BW Community Arts School is committed to ensuring that programs remain accessible to all members of the community. The generous support of several area funders allow us to engage students from all economic backgrounds in our Summer Arts Programs. Additionally, two Community Arts School endowments help support tuition assistance for academic year programs.

Current Tuition Assistance Oportunities 


Available to All Current CAS Families

CAS Tuition Assistance is available for spring classes and private lessons. Although tuition assistance awards are determined by financial need, families of all income levels are encouraged to apply.

After completing this application and submitting the supplemental documents, you will be notified of your tuition assistance status prior to the start of the program. After you are notified, you will be required to register for the class or program you are interested in prior to the registration deadline in order to reserve your spot. Please note, tuition assistance status is subject to class capacity. If you have any questions contact the BW Community Arts School at or by calling 440-826-2365.

Applications for Spring 2021 Tuition Assistance are due on Friday, December 4th.

CAS Tuition ASsistance application
Available to CAS Private Lesson Students in Grades 10 – 12

The Community Arts School (CAS) is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Koch Scholarship. High school students, grades 10-12, enrolled in private music lessons through CAS are eligible for scholarship awards, up to an amount of $300.

Consideration for the award is based on the student's musical abilities, dedication to musical pursuits, participation in BW CAS programs, and financial need. Once awarded, the Koch Scholarship will be applied directly to the student’s spring 2021 semester lessons.

Joyce and Frederick Koch were highly esteemed musicians in Cleveland and longtime supporters of the BW Community Arts School; we are honored to continue their support of quality music education through this award.

Applications for The Koch Scholarship are due on Monday, December 7th.

Funding Partners

Through the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Nord Family Foundation, and the Nordson Corporation, the BW Community Arts School is able to provide summer arts experiences for students with limited financial means.