Perpich Arts High School

Are you starting your sophomore year this fall? Guess what? Now is the time to start thinking about your junior year! Really.

Take some time to think about finishing high school at Perpich. We have concentrations in: 

Dance                        Music

Literary Arts             Theater 

Media Arts                Visual Arts

 And college-preparatory academics

2018-19 applications due February 1, 2018

Start planning a shadow day for this fall and come to one of our information sessions. 


Contact admissions!

763-279-4195 or email us.


Perpich Arts High School opened its doors in 1989 and graduated its first class in 1991. It is a tuition-free, public, residential high school for students in 11th and 12th grades. The school is part of Perpich Center for Arts Education, a state agency funded by the Minnesota legislature. 

Students who wish to attend Perpich Arts High School must go through a competitive application and review process. Those accepted have shown artistic promise and a strong commitment to serious study in the arts and academics. The school stresses arts and academics equally and emphasizes creative and analytical thinking, problem solving and decision-making.





Here's what an alum says . . . 

"Perpich provided me with the opportunity to develop my art, and fulfill a potential which I might never have on my own."

— Naftalia Rose, literary arts alumna from Crystal


2017 class stats

  • 95.4% graduated
  • 86% are planning postsecondary education
  • $6.2 million in scholarships and grants offered
  • One student named National Merit semi-finalist
  • 22% of class graduated with honors (3.6 GPA or better) 

North Central Accreditation

Perpich Arts High School is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. NCA Accreditation documents and verifies the school’s ongoing commitment to raising student performance and accountability for improving student learning on a continual basis.