Main Street School of Performing Arts (MSSPA) is a tuition-free public charter school located in Hopkins, Minnesota, serving students in grades 9 through 12. Ā Authorized by the University of St. Thomas, MSSPA is open to high school student artists from across the Twin Cities metro area. Our students are highly engaged and experience a program of artistic excellence and academic rigor.

MSSPA students are offered beginning through advanced level classes in Vocal and Instrumental Music, Theatre, Dance and Musical Theatreā€”opportunities not available in most public high schools. Additionally, all students are required to take classes in Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies to meet State of Minnesota graduation requirements. MSSPA also offers several Advanced Placement classes in its academic areas.

In our smaller class sizes, MSSPA students benefit from close personal attention from fully licensed instructors, guidance/counseling staff, and special education instructors. And with Performing Arts at the core of our curriculum, we present the most extensive production schedule of any four-year arts high school in the Twin Cities.

For more information:

Rob Thompson
Director of Outreach and Development

150311 MSS arts 0765
150311 MSS arts 0287

MSSPA Authorizer Information

Main Street School of Performing Arts is in a long term Authorizing Partnership with the University of St. Thomas. The Authorizer provides the school guidance and oversight with regards to leadership, finance and education standards from Minnesota Department of Education. Representatives from The University of St. Thomas observe MSSPA twice a year, as well as attend Board of Director meetings.

Molly McGraw Healy
Director of Charter Authorizing
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
651-962-4372 (w)
763-242-2843 (c)
651-962-4169 (f)

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