Main Street School of Performing Arts

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Basic Information

Address: 1320 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343
County: Hennepin
School District: 4110-07
Phone Number: 952-343-1340
Fax Number: 952-224-2955
Principal: Barbara E. Wornson

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Additional Information

Accreditation: NCA/CASI
School Type: charter high school
Founded: 2004
Ages/Grades: 14-19
School Schedule (Hours in Day): 6.0
School Days in Calendar Year: 170 student days

Hopkins, MN

School Size: 300 students
Classroom Size: 20 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:20


world language (Spanish, French)


language arts



music (vocal, instrumental, string)


Arts Programs:

dance (3 concerts/year)

music (3 concerts/year)

theatre (2 plays and one musical/year)

monthly open mic performances

Percentage of Graduating Class: 98%
Support Services:

special education
school nurse on site
Title One reading and math
Gifted and Talented program and coordinator on site

Camp Programs: No
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

brand new Mac Computer lab (24 computers)
mobile laptop lab (PC's)
full service tech support

School Clubs:

Mainstreet Arts Guild (MAG)
Improv theatre group
National Honor Society
National Dance Honor Society
Quidditch athletic club
Speech and Debate clubs
Knowledge Masters
Visual Arts club
Jazz Band
Steel Drum band
dance club

Parking Spaces/Availability:

yes; up to 100 spaces


Students audition for plays and the musical.  Various auditions are held for smaller events throughout the year.

Admissions Deadline: rolling admissions - accepted all year
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to cultivate and challenge each learner's intellectual and expressive potential in a rigorous academic and arts setting.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The encouragement of diverse perspectives

The pursuit of each student's highest potential

the correct balance of art and academics in life

Accessibility to all students seeking an education in the performing arts.

School History:

Founded in 2004 through the combined efforts of Stages Theatre group and the Hopkins School District, MSSPA opened its doors to 9th and 19th graders in 2004, adding 11th grade in 2005 and 12th grade in 2006.  The school is today authorized by the University of St. Thomas and offers a rigorous and comprehensive arts and academic education.