Perpich Arts High School

Rigorous academics and concentrated art study in six areas:

Dance                       Music

Literary Arts              Theater 

Media Arts                Visual Arts

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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


2018 Class Stats

  • 95.4% graduated
  • 89% are planning postsecondary education
  • $3.37 million in scholarships and grants offered
  • One student named National Merit Commended Scholar
  • 22% of class graduated with honors (3.6 GPA or better)
  • 3.25 average GPA of 2018-2019 applicants
  • 25% to 30% of graduates continue to pursue their art

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.