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We are seeking students with a lively interest in learning deeply by making things
and studying visual arts, media arts, design, engineering and service-learning. 

​We are currently accepting enrollment applications for students who will be
entering the 9th – 11th grades in the Fall of 2019. 


The Studio School welcomes students from all backgrounds.
Previous experience learning in our focus areas is not required because we
fully support emerging creativity in a nurturing but rigorous environment. ​

Limited space is available, so apply now!
See below for Enrollment instructions.

Questions about Admissions and Enrollment should be directed to  [email protected]. ​
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New Student Creative Assignment

  • After the Phase 2 enrollment packet is complete, all new students will ​be asked to complete a creative assignment prior to their first day of school.

  • Instructions and details about the creative assignment will be emailed to students/parents early in the summer immediately prior to the first day of school. 

  • Students must bring their completed assignment on their first day of school.

  • In studio classes during the first week of school students present their work to their peers and instructors. 

  • All students' work is also exhibited in a gallery show.

  • This essential component of the community building process ​will assist us in placing students into studio classes that appropriately challenge them for growth.

  • This activity also promotes presents wonderful opportunities for students to ​get to know one another at the start of the year.

How to Apply for Enrollment

Our goal is to keep this simple. There are two phases to our enrollment application process. To complete Phase 1:
  • Click the ​​​​​APPLY ONLINE button above, then provide your basic information and submit the form.
  • After submission, a school representative will notify
    you that your child is enrolled at The Studio School,
    then provide instructions for completing Phase 2 of the enrollment process.
  • Click the ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​DOWNLOAD APPLICATION button above.
  • Print the Phase 1 enrollment form and follow the instructions to provide your basic information.​
  • Mail your completed form to:
         The Studio School
         Attn: Admissions & Enrollment
         900 Mt. Curve Avenue
         Minneapolis, MN 55403


  • Scan your completed form into PDF format and email
         it to [email protected] with Student Name
         Enrollment Application Form Phase 1  in the subject line.
  • After submission, a school representative will notify
    you that your child is enrolled at The Studio School,
    then provide instructions for completing Phase 2 of the enrollment process.​


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Admissions Policy

Lottery Information

We are a tuition-free, public charter school open to any Minnesota high school student who is serious about developing or practicing skills for expressing themselves creatively while participating in rigorous and expansive liberal arts and service-learning programs.

For the 2019-20 school year, any student entering 9th grade–11th grade who qualifies for public education in the state of Minnesota, and submits a timely application can attend The Studio School. We practice an open admissions process to give all eligible students an opportunity to attend regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, language proficiency, physical or mental ability, or academic or other achievement. We limit admission only by grade level and class size capacity.
The Studio School Board of Directors will assess if an admissions lottery is needed as applications are collected through May 31, 2019. 
If a lottery is required to provide equal opportunity to all students who apply, the lottery will be held on June 5, 2019. Notices about the lottery will be announced via email to all applicants, published on the school’s website, and conducted in a public forum. After the lottery, students who are not accepted will be placed on a waiting list by grade, and will be offered admission as circumstances permit.

We will continue to enroll students on an ongoing basis whether a lottery is conducted on June 5, 2019 or not. Should we reach our full capacity of 100 students for the 2019-20 school year after the lottery is conducted, student applications for enrollment will continue to be collected, and students will be placed on our waiting list in the order
we receive their application.

The Studio School shall only give enrollment preference to a sibling of an enrolled pupil and to a foster child of that pupil's parents, and may give preference for enrolling children of the school's staff and Board of Directors before accepting other pupils by lot. Students will be placed in the lottery by grade.
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