St. Louis City Schools

Grand Center Arts Academy

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 6 – 12
  • 319 Students
  • Average Class Size: 20
  • Theme: Visual and Performing Arts
  • Languages Offered: French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
  • School Day: 8am – 3:30pm
  • Opened in 2010
  • See their Missouri Charter School Application:
  • "Do you have a passion for the arts? Are you a dancer? Are you a singer or do you play an instrument? Do you love the theater, acting, and being on stage? Are you an artist, who spends much of your choice time making art, drawing in sketch books, looking at the world in the way that only artists can do? Do you value education and want to do the very best you can in your academic pursuits? Do you care about your grades?"
  • GCAA is a Confluence Charter School
  • Extracurriculars: Dance, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Strings, Band, Vocal Music, Art, Engineering, Makerspace, Chess Club, Robotics
  • Gifted Education: New gifted program to start 2015-16 school year:
  • Special Education: 4 full-time certified staff serve students with educational disabilities
  • Parent Involvement: Parent Advisory Committee, GCAA Advisory, volunteering, etc.
  • Tours:
  • Offers 10 AP Classes

Reviews (5)

  • Great Peer GroupParent 09/07/2014
    Kids are influenced by their nature, nurture and very much by the kids in their posse, their clique. I just returned from watching a number of kids performing in "Cover" at Missouri Baptist, they did great. Last weekend I watched "The Human Terrain" at Fontbonne because I wanted to see another kid's... More
  • Superb environment for bright, creative students - Parent 09/06/2014
    My child has been a student at GCAA since its first year; she will be part of the first graduating class. My children are products of New City School, what I believe is the best elementary school in the region. My creative daughter needed a place where she could thrive and her arts could flourish, ... More
  • This is a Fantastic SchoolParent 09/05/2014
    We now have 2 kids at Grand Center Arts Academy- one in middle one in high school We have been here from the day the doors opened. The energy and the passion at this place is evident from the moment you walk in the doors- it's coming from he students, the teachers, and the administrators. Kids have so... More
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this schoolParent 09/04/2014
    Our daughter has been at GCAA since the day it opened its doors 5 years ago. The facilities, staff, teachers and students are all amazing. The arts are of course outstanding, but what parents NEED to know is that the academics are equally outstanding! They do not adhere to a policy that students must... More
  • GCAA has been so good for me and we cater to the students real needs.Teacher/Staff 09/04/2014
    I love going to work. So many students doing great things. Very diverse open minded kids. Students get a chance to be advanced, take AP courses and dual credit.We Also have so much assistance for the student who needs more academically. This is a good fit for so many children.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically60.8% of students qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially


This School SLPS Avg
70% -15% 74.6% 1.5%
In 2016, earned 70% of possible APR/MSIP points
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Test Scores

This School SLPS Avg State Avg
33.2% 31.4% 55.8%
In 2016, 33.2% of students tested Proficient or Above
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