Our Vision, Mission, & Values

Vision Statement

Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts are a inclusive environment that values academic rigor and creativity in performing arts instruction.

Mission Statement

Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts cultivates artistic and academic excellence in a diverse environment. We build character and confidence required for an accomplished artistic future.

Core Values

Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts is a unique, high-quality educational program that develops responsible, independent and creative young adults through excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement.

Through mutual respect and commitment:

  • A strong academic program unlocks and supports the artistic potential of students.

  • Students learn best in an engaging and collaborative environment, within a framework of high standards, supporting teacher and student outcomes while promoting independent thinking.

  • SPA graduates are prepared for post high school academic and professional pursuits through college and career readiness.

  • Students develop personal and social responsibilities through the discovery of their unique strengths, talents and their potential to make a positive difference in society.

  • Learning involves embracing challenges and being willing to take risks through multi-tiered interventions.

  • Education is a team effort involving students, families, teachers, and the community.

  • Students who are actively supported by family and friends achieve higher levels of performance.  

  • Best practices are driven through data analysis.