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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Not graduating this year? It is still an option to attend the graduation ceremony! SPCPA's graduation ceremonies are unique in that they are fully produced events (with light and sound by union technicians) that feature performances, visual art, and writing from a number of 11th grade students. It's a beautiful celebration of our senior class. The guest speaker will be KIRA OBOLENSKY, award-winning playwright and writer.

Tickets are $12. The public is welcome. The ceremony happens at The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, Tuesday, May 28, 7-8pm.

Get tour tickets here! www.etix.com/ticket/p/96941053/saint-paul-conservatory-for-performing-artists-presentsspcpa-comme…

Or call the O'Shaugnessy box office: 651-690-6700.
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Not graduating this year?   It is still an option to attend the graduation ceremony! SPCPAs graduation ceremonies are unique in that they are fully produced events (with light and sound by union technicians) that feature performances, visual art, and writing from a number of 11th grade students.  Its a beautiful celebration of our senior class. The guest speaker will be KIRA OBOLENSKY, award-winning playwright and writer. 

Tickets are $12.  The public is welcome.  The ceremony happens at The OShaughnessy at St. Catherine University, Tuesday, May 28, 7-8pm.

Get tour tickets here!  https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/96941053/saint-paul-conservatory-for-performing-artists-presentsspcpa-commencement-ceremony-2024-saint-paul-the-oshaughnessy-at-stcatherine-university

Or call the OShaugnessy box office: 651-690-6700.Image attachment

Here's another opportunity to see a show with a bunch of SPCPA connections! Get your tickets now to see current students JUNIA MORROW (playing Liesl), ALIYA BAILEY (Brigitta), and alum FRIDA ROSS (Louisa) in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Artistry MN. The Music Director is former SPCPA instructor and J-Term director, RAYMOND BERG. The show opens Thursday – have a great run Junia, Aliyah, Frida, and Raymond!

More info and tickets: artistrymn.org/thesoundofmusic

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Heres another opportunity to see a show with a bunch of SPCPA connections!  Get your tickets now to see current students JUNIA MORROW (playing Liesl), ALIYA BAILEY (Brigitta), and alum FRIDA ROSS (Louisa) in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Artistry MN.  The Music Director is former SPCPA instructor and J-Term director, RAYMOND BERG.  The show opens Thursday - have a great run Junia, Aliyah, Frida, and Raymond!  

More info and tickets: https://artistrymn.org/thesoundofmusic

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Get your tickets now to see current SPCPA students ADDIE WINESETT (Mrs. Wormwood) and CHARLIE GOLD (Sergei) in MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Stages Theatre Company! Recent SPCPA Alum SAYER KEELEY is the Assistant Choreographer. The show opens next Friday (April 19), get your tickets here: www.stagestheatre.org/matilda/

Have a great run Addie, Charlie, and Sayer!

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Get your tickets now to see current SPCPA students ADDIE WINESETT (Mrs. Wormwood) and CHARLIE GOLD (Sergei) in MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Stages Theatre Company!  Recent SPCPA Alum SAYER KEELEY is the Assistant Choreographer.  The show opens next Friday (April 19), get your tickets here:  https://www.stagestheatre.org/matilda/

Have a great run Addie, Charlie, and Sayer!

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It’s going to be such a good show! I can’t wait.

Seniors in Research and Design pose during an Unbirthday Party to celebrate everyone's momentous 18th birthdays. Fun hats were highly encouraged.

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Seniors in Research and Design pose during an Unbirthday Party to celebrate everyones momentous 18th birthdays. Fun hats were highly encouraged.

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Playwright Alan Berks of Wonderlust Productions was on campus yesterday, conducting a story circle with 11th and 12th grade Theatre students. They are gathering material for an audio play that is part of a larger project happening all over downtown St. Paul this summer (via posted QR codes). There just might be some SPCPA material/references in the finished piece – stay tuned!

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Playwright Alan Berks of Wonderlust Productions was on campus yesterday, conducting a story circle with 11th and 12th grade Theatre students.  They are gathering material for an audio play that is part of a larger project happening all over downtown St. Paul this summer (via posted QR codes).  There just might be some SPCPA material/references in the finished piece - stay tuned!  

#spcpacommunity #spcpaarts

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So exciting

Right before Spring Break, dance students had the opportunity to participate in a masterclass with TU Dance. The students learned an excerpt of their upcoming work THREAT. This masterclass was made possible by the Saint Paul Foundation and Bigelow Foundation. Thank you, TU Dance!

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Right before Spring Break, dance students had the opportunity to participate in a masterclass with TU Dance. The students learned an excerpt of their upcoming work THREAT. This masterclass was made possible by the Saint Paul Foundation and Bigelow Foundation. Thank you, TU Dance!

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