Education

By aligning curriculum and providing requisite staffing and professional development, MPS Arts guarantees that every K-5 program offers three forms and every 6-12 program offers four forms of high quality fine arts instruction from licensed arts educators.

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Exploration

Every MPS student is guaranteed an arts experience at every grade level. The content or model may vary but cultural field trips in the community and teaching residencies are at the heart of explorations.

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Extension

To ensure that students have access to exceptional arts education experiences in any fine arts area, no matter what their school provides, MPS is expanding extended learning opportunities after school, on the weekends, and during calendared breaks.

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  • Talented Minneapolis teachers engage students in developing dance proficiency, deepening cultural awareness and advancing artistic expression.
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  • The MPS Arts department provides quality music education for all learners, forming a foundation for life-long learning, enrichment, enjoyment and creativity.
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  • Through the process of helping students create theater, our staff fosters deep experiential learning, expanded cultural awareness, and a strong sense of community.
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  • Art is central to the human experience, communicating and translating our thoughts, emotions and ideas into visual language that all can comprehend.
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  • The Viva City Festival gives our district an amazing opportunity to share and honor the art-making that has been created with a large number of our student population.
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  • Guaranteed arts and culture experiences for every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade student enrolled in a MPS school during the 2016 - 2017 school year, with a Pilot Program for 6th graders. Funded by Target, Aroha Philanthropies, MPS Arts and our Community Partners.
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  • Jazz Around Minneapolis (JAM) is a two-week long summer jazz music camp for MPS students in rising grades 7-12.
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  • Resources for teachers, including. books, websites, and articles about the latest arts strategies and research, are available in our resource library.
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Events Throughout the District

MPS District-Wide Arts Calendar  Visit Our Schools

Event details are subject to change; please see individual school calendars for the most up-to-date information.