Creative Arts Secondary School

Public School

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We are Creative.  

We Support Each Other.  

We are Good at What We Do.

Thank you for your support.

Read on to learn more about who we are and what we do!

Inspiring Excellence through Arts Education

Who We Are

We are Creative. We Support Each Other. We are Good at What We Do.  

Along with our mission to use rigorous study in and through the arts to develop creative young adults, these core values are the backbone of everything we do. A student who has a passion for the arts — be it visual, performing or media — will thrive in our inclusive and supportive environment. 

The Arts

Middle School: Exploring our options. 

Our 6th graders take a class in dance, theater, music and visual arts to help them transition from the full complement of elementary art offerings. In 7th grade, students choose arts electives based on their interests.  By 8th grade, student elective choices are supported by a performing or visual arts-based Foundations class to prepare them to audition into their 9th grade art area. 

High School: Refining our craft.

While many of our students have talents that span multiple art areas, we ask students to choose a primary area of study when they enroll.  We currently offer leveled, criterion-based coursework in: visual arts, vocal music, instrumental music and dance. We also have courses in theater, audio production, video production and literary arts.  Students will be guaranteed courses each year in their primary art area. 

The Academics

Creative Arts offers a rigorous academic course of study.  Students have options for regular and advanced level courses as early as 6th grade.  In high school, we offer Advanced Placement courses in math, history, human geography, world history, and visual art. All of our core classes support our growing artists through arts integrated projects and lessons. All of our arts and academics are graded with standards based grading.

Creative Arts thrives through creative activities such as galleries, art shows, performances, open mics, artist residencies, local business collaborations, and more. Our learning environment includes vibrant downtown Saint Paul, including museums, the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, the Lowertown artist community, and more.


Our Vision:
 Creative Arts Secondary School is a premier Saint Paul arts school graduating successful, creative producers, ready for college and career.

Our Mission:
Creative Arts Secondary School develops creative young adults through rigorous study in both arts and academics. Students pursue a personal artistic vision, learning in and through the arts, as part of a supportive creative community.

   Creative Arts student voices speak to their creating, performing, and reflecting on art. Thank you for supporting their hopes and dreams!

Organization Data


Organization name

Creative Arts Secondary School

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family


65 Kellogg Blvd E
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1115


(651) 292-3480