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Central Visual and Performing Arts High School (CVPA)

Information Updated March 2021
  • Grades 9-12
  • 365 Students
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3125 S Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis MO, 63139
This school is wheelchair accessible

COVID Contingency*

Attendance Options
In-Person Learning:
100% Virtual Learning:
Blended Learning: n/a
Attendance Adjustment Options Undefined
School Provided Laptop or Tablet
School's Learning Plan Visit School Website
*This information is subject to change.


School Hours

Core School Hours 7:00am - 2:10pm
Before School Care
After School Care 5:30pm End time



School Bus
Post-Activity Transportation
Public Transit Options



Tuition Free Financial Assistance n/a Uniform
USDA Food Program
  Yes - All Students Eligible
Free Breakfast
Free Lunch

About The School

School Mission
We encourage innovative teaching and learning in a community that is inclusive as well as compassionate.
Quick Facts
  • The principal is a graduate of the school.
  • Was ranked 25th in Missouri schools as reported by US News. 
  • We have the best staff in St. Louis because they care about the well-being of all students and believe going over and beyond the call of duty!
Parent Coordinator
Teachers On Staff 30
Teachers Returning from Last Year 93%
Nurses On Staff Full Time
Counselors On Staff Full Time
Social Workers On Staff Part Time
Special Education

Student Diversity

Total Students 365
American Indian / Alaska Native n/a
Asian 1.6%
Black 75.1%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander n/a
Hispanic 6.6%
White 16.4%
Multiracial n/a
Total Students 365
Male 54%
Female 46%
Limited English Proficient 3%
Students With Disabilities 11%
Low Income n/a

Education Focus

  • Band
  • Choir and Vocal Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
Visual & Performing Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Foundations
  • AP Arts
  • 3D 
  • Arts and Crafts
World Languages
  • Spanish
Special Education
Advanced Placement
International Baccalaureate


After School Clubs
  • Gamers Club
  • Creative Writing
  • Kings of Distinction
  • Science Club
Visual Arts
  • TUFF - Student Leadership

School Visits &

Application Deadline 11-20-2020
Application Fee
Interview Required
Requirements / Recommended Tests
Enrollment Criteria
  • SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools Acceptance
  • Current proof of residency
  • Child's birth certificate
  • Immunization/physical/shot records
  • Parent/guardian photo ID Parenting plan/court order or proof of guardianship (if applicable)
  • GPA 2.5 or above
Enrollment Contact Kacy Seals

Key Upcoming Dates

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