Visual and Performing Arts

Welcome to Visual and Performing Arts at Palo Alto High School. It is a pleasure to work with talented students, parents, faculty and community members to achieve our lofty goal of arts education for all students. While we to innovate in the classroom our goal is to meet every student where they are and make them better artists and hopefully better people.

“…the arts are one of humanity’s most eloquent means of understanding the world. Through the arts, we share the highest achievements of every culture and find a universal language which permits communication among all peoples. As such, the arts are an essential component of a complete education. Through the years, studies have discovered… that the inclusion of the performing arts in a broad-based curriculum improves the quality of a child’s educational experience. The arts teach discipline, improve self-esteem, inspire creativity, and help young people to set and reach goals.” –