Literary Arts
Literary Arts


The literary arts program helps each student develop a distinctive voice as a writer.

Students explore their own ideas and experiences through daily in-class writing. They study and work in all genres—poetry, fiction, and nonfiction—and read literature from diverse periods and cultures.

The literary arts program requires formalized study of literature, identifying literary movements, and placing them in social and historical context. Students participate in peer critique circles, read their work in a variety of public settings, and compile a collective anthology at the end of each school year. They have the opportunity to pursue creative projects of their own choosing. The goal of the literary arts program is to develop a supportive, constructive writing community. Graduates from the literary arts program not only have learned to effectively and creatively express themselves through writing, they have also learned to confidently present their writing in public and to submit work for publication. Our students learn to make their voices heard.

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Arts High School

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“Perpich is the best school for me because it provides a diverse student population, artistic environment, and academic opportunities that can't be found anywhere else in the state.”

Literary Arts Student from Plymouth

“My teachers encourage me to push myself outside of my comfort zone and to always strive to better my art, never settling for good enough.”

Theater Student from Sartell

"For 17 years I’d carried the bulk of my children’s education myself. Sending the two oldest away to Perpich was a huge step of faith and I have not been disappointed. The teachers, in particular, have been fabulous!"

Perpich Arts High School Parent

"[Perpich] was a hugely formative experience for me and I think gave me many of the tools to get to this point of doing meaningful work that I love."

Andrew Edman (Visual Arts 2005)

“From the moment I came to Perpich, it was like a college campus, with an emphasis on independence and finding your own self, with training in academics and becoming an artist.”

Trent Ramert (Theater 2020)

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