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

Located in Salt Lake City, SPA students have the unique opportunity to gain exceptional training in all aspects of the performing arts while reaching a high level of academic success. SPA 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. SPA offers a 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. The 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 SPA. 

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 positive learning and performing experiences 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. 


There are a few different ways you can learn more about SPA and see if it might be the school you've been looking for! Head on over to our prospective student's tab to learn more about each of our departments and get answers to your questions.

If you're interested in our school and what we have to offer, please give us a call to schedule a tour! We offer tours throughout the school year as well as the summer months. This is a great chance for you to get to know our staff and to get your questions answered. Call us at (801) 466-6700 to schedule today!

Interested in spending a whole day in our classes to really get a feel for what it's like to be a student SPA? Our next shadow day will be in the Early Spring of 2023. This is a great opportunity for your student to experience our classes and culture for an entire school day. Click the button below to get more information and sign up!


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 application form so that we have enough information to be able to serve you. Applications for admission need to be received prior to registration. New student and late registration is ongoing. Please contact our Enrollment Specialist, Karen Keefe, or our principal, Lucas Charon, for more information!