About Creative Arts

Creative Arts Secondary School
  • Students choose Creative Arts because they love challenges in both academics and the arts. They have a desire to pursue their artistic vision, and appreciate
    our supportive and inclusive school community.

    With a newly renovated building in downtown Saint Paul, Creative Arts provides a unique learning experience through performing arts, visual and media arts, technical arts, and literary arts. In our brand new learning spaces – including a dance studio, ensemble room, gallery and theater – we provide a challenging curriculum that inspires excellence.

    Creative Arts thrives through creative activities such as galleries, art shows, performances, open mics, artist residencies, local business collaborations, and more. Our expanded learning environment includes vibrant downtown Saint Paul, including museums, the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, and the Lowertown artist community.


    Our Vision:
    Creative Arts Secondary School is a premier Saint Paul arts school graduating successful, creative producers, ready for college and career.

    Our Mission:
    Creative Arts Secondary School develops creative young adults through rigorous study in both arts and academics. Students pursue a personal artistic vision, learning in and through the arts, as part of a supportive creative community.


At A Glance

  • Serving grades: 6-12
    Enrollment: 439
    Principal: Dr. Carlondrea Hines
    Hours (Grades 6-8): 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Hours (Grades 9-12): 8:25 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

    Phone: 651-292-3480

    Students Who Identify As:
    American Indian 2.5%
    Asian American 20.9%
    African American 38.2%
    Hispanic American 16.8%
    Caucasian American 21.6%

    Students Who Use:
    Special Education 16.6%
    Free and Reduced Lunch 82.2%
    English Language Learning 19.5%