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Metropolitan Arts Institute

Preschool | Grades 7-12 | Metropolitan Arts Institute Inc.
1700 North 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 258-9500

About This School

About Metropolitan Arts Institute: Founded in 1998, Metropolitan Arts Institute (Metro Arts) is a tuition-free, college preparatory arts charter school offering grades 7-12. Instilling a lifetime value for the creative process, the school prepares students for entrance into institutions of higher learning or a career in the arts. Metro Arts offers a rigorous integrated academic program, while offering students a culturally diverse curriculum within an environment designed for self discovery. Focusing on interactive partnerships with community arts organizations and practicing professional artists, students receive hands-on, pre-professional experience. Metro Arts has been ranked as an Excelling school by the Arizona Department of Education. Our Philosophy: The goal of Metro Arts is to create an environment where students, faculty and administration are able to elevate the quality and level of performance in all endeavors. The school’s charter was founded on Howard Gardner's model of multiple intelligences, in which the creative process assists in cognitive development and increases academic performance. This holistic approach to growth and learning promotes a way of life that is essential in the 21st century. Academic and Arts Programs: The curriculum for 7th and 8th grade students is structured so they experience all art forms: dance, music, visual arts, and theatre. This enables the student to find their passion and then further hone their skills during high school. Students in grades 9 through 12 are able to select the artistic discipline of their liking. Metro Arts offers a broad academic curriculum, including humanities, mathematics, science and foreign language. Structured to establish connections across disciplines and encourage freedom of purposeful expression, it challenges and supports students as they develop strengths.
Metropolitan Arts Institute is located in Phoenix, AZ and is in Metropolitan Arts Institute Inc. District. It is a charter school that serves 255 students in grades 7-12.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Metropolitan Arts Institute's test results to learn more about school performance.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Female/Male (2011)

67% 33%

Subsidized Lunch (2010)


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Both my children attended Metro arts and had a wonderful life changing education.  Bravo.  It keeps getting better and better.

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