Student Testimonials

"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."

— Erika Beal, literary arts student from Plymouth

Eliana Seltzer, literary arts student from Plymouth:

I decided to come to Perpich because I wanted to be around people who share my same interests and fascination with the world. Perpich is the best school for me because it allows me to have more freedom to learn what I want to learn...[and]  is providing me with a balanced schedule of art and academics.

Ariel Johnson, literary arts student from New Hope:

I decided to come to Perpich because I could see that the school was focused more on the individual and not just the student body as a whole. I really loved the idea of a school that gave everyone a chance to excel at something. It offers me a safe place to stretch my boundaries as I explore the world of art while also being given a solid academic backbone.

Regan Dockery, theater student from Sartell:

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. The students I am surrounded by create an atmosphere that allows me to grow and learn. I feel more prepared than I could have imagined to pursue my art form as a career if I choose to do so due to the vast number of resources available to me. 

Roma Murphy, literary arts student from St. Paul:

Attending Perpich gives me the ability to dive into a depth of creativity that I’ve never been able to visit on my own. I believe that is because at Perpich I am able to walk among so many talented individuals, who all share that common blood of inspiring artists.

Naftalia Rose, literary arts student from Crystal:

Perpich is providing me with the opportunity to develop my art, and fulfill a potential which I might never have on my own. I decided to come to Perpich because I was an ugly duckling, and I’m glad I did because now I’m flying with the swans. 

Literary arts student from Minneapolis:

I decided to come to Perpich because of a friend who told me about the writing program. I have been writing since I was twelve and Perpich provided the perfect opportunity to learn how I could improve my skills... it is an incredibly warm environment where I have met all sorts of people and learned more about writing than I could have at my old school, just in the first four months of the school year. 

Literary arts student:

I decided to come to Perpich because I needed to be around other people who cared about art and writing as much as I did. I needed teachers and friends who would push me to do better and encourage me to push’s not a place like any place else. It is an extremely comfortable place where I can learn about things I am genuinely interested in. 


Share your story

If Perpich has touched your life in some way, share your story with us! Contact communications with your name, relationship to Perpich, art area and graduation year (if alumni or current student) and what it was about Perpich that changed your life.