imagine…

Imagine attending a public high school in the heart of downtown St. Paul, unlike any other in the country. Learn the skills and techniques to become a professional artist from current working artists. Receive a college conservatory level arts education under the guidance of current professional artists. Prepare for college academically in on-level, advanced or AP classes.

A private school experience at a public school price.
No audition. No tuition.

50/50
arts + academics

SPCPA provides authentic arts training taught by current professional artists utilizing the conservatory model while aligned with academic state standards in English, math, science, social studies, world languages, and special education. Half of each day focuses on academics, the other on arts.

at-a-glance

we are a diverse,
focused student body.

SPCPA students come from over 40 different school districts.

90-95% of spcpa students graduate on time.

we are prepared.

99-100% of spcpa graduates are accepted to college.

50% of graduates pursue arts after high school.

ON ACT TESTS

SPCPA students score 2.5 points higher than the MN average.

ON MCA's

SPCPA students score 20% higher than the state average in reading, 15% higher in science, and are typically at or above state average in math.

OUR ALUMNI SAY IT BEST

I had an amazing experience at this arts school! From the moment I walked through the door, I felt inspired by the creativity and talent all around me. The faculty and staff were incredibly knowledgeable and supportive, always pushing me to be my best and never giving up on me. Not only did I develop my artistic skills in ways I never imagined, but I also made lasting friendships with fellow students who share my passion for the arts. The resources and opportunities available at this school are unparalleled, and I feel so grateful to have been a part of such a vibrant and welcoming community. I would highly recommend this arts school to anyone looking to grow their talents and discover their potential as an artist.

Maria Briggs, Broadway actor/dancer/singer, Class of 2009

CONNECTED

An important part of SPCPA’s purpose is to connect the students and the school to the Twin Cities professional arts community in a number of ways.

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Printmaking at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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Printmaking at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.  Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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At SUBTEXT BOOKS. Project Director: Mark Ehling. Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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At SUBTEXT BOOKS.  Project Director:  Mark Ehling.  Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND is opening at Children’s Theatre Companympany and there are a whole bunch of SPCPA connections! It features current SPCPA student, AUDREY MOJICA as Alice, and MOLLIE ALLEN, AMIR BYRD, and NICOLA WAHL in the ensemble. Current SPCPA teachers DARRIUS STRONG (Movement Director) and AARON PREUSSE (Fight Director) are part of the creative team along with former SPCPA teacher KEELY WOLTER (Dialect Coach).

It runs through March 31 – Get your tickets here: childrenstheatre.org/al#SPCPAs#CTC #saintpaulconservatorya#spcpacommunityunity
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND is opening at Childrens Theatre Company and there are a whole bunch of SPCPA connections!  It features current SPCPA student, AUDREY MOJICA as Alice, and MOLLIE ALLEN,  AMIR BYRD, and NICOLA WAHL in the ensemble.   Current SPCPA teachers DARRIUS STRONG (Movement Director) and AARON PREUSSE (Fight Director) are part of the creative team along with former SPCPA teacher KEELY WOLTER (Dialect Coach). 

It runs through March 31 - Get your tickets here:  childrenstheatre.org/alice

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SPCPA Arts teachers are current professional artists. SPCPA Visual Arts teacher, MAIYA LEA HARTMAN, opens an exhibiton this week at HAIR + NAILS Art Gallery. "These new 2-d and 3-d paintings draw on family photos, creating portals and reflections that warp time in Hartman’s life. Wild stylizations mimic childhood scrapbooking and host contemporary digital interventions. Adornment is celebrated in this vibrant new body of work." February 18 through March 24. Check out their work!

More info about exhibition: hairandnailsart.com/current/
More about Maiya Lea Hartman: www.maiyaleaartist.com
Instagram: @maiyaleaart

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SPCPA Arts teachers are current professional artists.  SPCPA Visual Arts teacher, MAIYA LEA HARTMAN, opens an exhibiton this week at HAIR + NAILS Art Gallery.  These new 2-d and 3-d paintings draw on family photos, creating portals and reflections that warp time in Hartman’s life. Wild stylizations mimic childhood scrapbooking and host contemporary digital interventions. Adornment is celebrated in this vibrant new body of work. February 18 through March 24. Check out their work!

More info about exhibition:  https://hairandnailsart.com/current/
More about Maiya Lea Hartman:  www.maiyaleaartist.com
Instagram:  @maiyaleaart 

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There's only one week left to see current SPCPA 12th grader, Mahogany Robinson, in FREEDOM RIDERYouth Performance Companympany! Get your tickets here: youthperformanceco.org/on-stage/freedom-riders/#f#spcpacommunityunity See MoreSee Less

Theres only one week left to see current SPCPA 12th grader, Mahogany Robinson, in FREEDOM RIDERS at Youth Performance Company!  Get your tickets here:  https://youthperformanceco.org/on-stage/freedom-riders/#fr  

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Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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This afternoon, at 3:00PM, you can catch SPCPA 11th grader, Teagan Schumacher, performing a coffeehouse gig at Amore Coffee WSP. Head on over today to support Teagan and your local coffee shop!

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This afternoon, at 3:00PM, you can catch SPCPA 11th grader, Teagan Schumacher, performing a coffeehouse gig at Amore Coffee WSP.  Head on over today to support Teagan and your local coffee shop!

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These dancers were AMAZING!!! 🔥🔥🔥

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Photos by Canaan Matson. At Hamline University.

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Photos by Canaan Matson.  At Hamline University.

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