Perpich Arts High School
Literary Arts Theater
Media Arts Visual Arts
Start planning a shadow day and come to one of our information sessions.
763-279-4195 or email us.
The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year has passed. Please reach out to Anne Johnson, Admissions Coordinator, for more information. Information session and application information for the 2019-2020 school year will be available in the fall.
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.
"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.