What makes MHSA different?
MHSA provides dedicated arts instruction that is combined with a rigorous academic curriculum. We are a creative, challenging, and nurturing cultural community. MHSA provides a distinguished foundation for higher education. A unique characteristic of the student body is found in how they embrace differences and the worth of every person. Acceptance and tolerance are hallmarks of students pursuing and concentrating on their artistic and academic dreams. We support the belief that our common interests are more powerful than the differences between us.
MHSA Mission Statement
Our mission at Milwaukee High School of the Arts is to provide an educational experience which enables all students to nurture their academic and artistic talents to the fullest. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, communicate effectively and become proficient in the use of modern technology. The MHSA staff, in collaboration with parents and community, will create an educational atmosphere fostering excellence and achievement. The school’s curriculum, based on respect for people of all cultural backgrounds, prepares students to be responsible citizens of a democratic society.
MHSA Vision Statement
Intellectual Growth through Creative Expression
In 1984, the Milwaukee School Board of Governance created Milwaukee High School of the Arts as a city-wide school that would provide artistic and academic training to the students of the Milwaukee metro area. Over the years, MHSA has grown from an initial class of 120 students to a current student body of over 900 students. Our artistic offerings now include Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art. MHSA alumni have gone on to prominent roles in the arts and academics throughout the United States and the world. MHSA looks forward to providing another generation of students with outstanding artistic and academic opportunities.
MPS Mission Statement
Milwaukee Public Schools is a diverse district that welcomes all students, preparing them for success in higher education, post-educational opportunities, work and citizenship.