The Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts (SPA) is sponsored since 2006 by the Salt Lake City School District as a public charter high school for students grades 9-12 who are passionate about the Performing Arts; Music, Theatre, Dance, or Media/Film Production.

We are located at 2291 South 2000 East Salt Lake City, Utah. SLSPA students have the unique opportunity to gain exceptional training in all aspects of the performing arts and to also reach a high level of academic success. SLSPA seeks to instill in its students the life skills of creativity, confidence, collaboration, communication and leadership. Faculty, staff and administration encourage self-expression, nurture self-esteem, and challenge the imagination. SLSPA offers unique performing arts curriculum focused on the individual.  





Educating. Guiding. Inspiring.

SPA welcomes performing arts students of every skill level with programs focusing on Dance, Music, Theater and Media Arts. There are no auditions for admission to SPA or our programs. Curriculum is available for beginning and exploring students as well as those who are seeking advanced level training and education in their given discipline. We encourage our students to explore new classes and interests during their time at SLSPA. 

Since our teachers are also professional artists themselves, SPA's programs are designed to motivate future artists and those who love to perform. Our desire is to create a positive learning and performing experience for all students, and to provide the knowledge and inspiration to take their art to the next level.  Our students receive intensive preparation for college and for an exciting career.


Along with the unique performing arts curriculum, through a partnership with the Salt Lake City School District we are able to offer a complete array of academic classes, including AP, Honors and Concurrent Enrollment courses.

Additionally, we offer a blended learning environment classroom where students are able to take their CORE classes in a Student-paced, student-focused digital curriculum.

Whether in our Academic or our Performing arts classes, our faculty and staff work with students to stimulate intellectual, artistic and technical originality.  By providing such an environment, we strive to graduate young people who can work independently and creatively. 


Spend a day with us.

SPA invites you to come take a peek at the amazing opportunities available to you at our school. We have multiple ways for you to catch a glimpse, including a pre-scheduled full-day shadow day, a pre-scheduled SPA open house, a personal tour, or an individually-scheduled part-day shadow day. Scroll down to learn more about these options.


Shadow Days are a chance for prospective students to spend a full-day at SPA, in our classes. This is our recommended method for getting to know our school as students get a real feeling for what it's like to attend SPA!


Students should plan to arrive at 7:15 am with their parents for the Full-day Shadow Day. The day begins in the lab theater where we'll have a short meeting with parents and students before going on a tour of the school. Students will be given a schedule of the classes that are available that day from which to choose and will also be provide lunch. 


Interested students need only attend one Shadow Day. Please bring appropriate clothes and shoes to move in if you are planning on taking a dance class. Parents are asked to return at 2:30pm for a short exit meeting in the Lab Theater after school. Information about registration will be provided and questions will be answered. We look forward to having you with us.


Shadow Day Dates for 2021: TBA


Meet with the administrators and students, take a tour, ask any questions you have about the school and see a show on us! This meeting will give you all of the parental information you need on applying, and the registration process.


Open House Dates for 2021: TBA


If you are unable to attend a shadow day or an open house, we'd still ove to give you a personal tour or an individual part-day shadow day. To arrange a time please contact Nikki, in the front office, either by phone or e-mail at 801-466-6700 or nlitteral@saltlakespa.org.


Behind the Scenes at SPA

It's not your average day-in-the-life in the academic schedule for SPA students. From piano labs to performances, one-on-one instruction to collaborative creativity, music theory to mathematics, creating costumes to designing light, moving the film plane to moving the body, students are challenged, engaged, assessed and encouraged every hour, every period of the day at SPA.

Begin Your Student's Path at SPA


Registration at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts is easy, we are here to help walk you through it. The very first step is to fill out the registration form so that we have enough information to be able to serve you. You can do so by clicking the above link.

Applications for admission need to be received prior to registration. New student and late registration is ongoing. Please contact our Recruitment Specialist Linda Gunderson or Vice-Principal Chris Wright for more information!


Questions? We have answers.

2291 S. 2000 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

(801) 466-6700