Penn-Griffin School for the Arts 

825 Washington St. | High Point, NC 27260 | Phone: 336-819-2870

The Penn-Griffin School for the Arts learning community is committed to being a premiere 6-12 school for the arts by working together. We are constantly challenging our potential, nurturing responsibility, celebrating diversity, and modeling lifelong learning.


Unique features about the school

We have a small attendance zone for our middle school with the remainder of our middle school students applying to come to PGSA. Magnet middle students are selected through a lottery process. Middle school students complete all of their core courses while also being exposed to a wide variety of arts electives. High School students apply and go through an audition process to gain admission. If accepted, high school students work towards a high school diploma while focusing on an arts major. Many of our graduates go on to post secondary and career experiences in the arts.


Clubs and sponsored teams (ex. Robotics, Quiz Bowl, Chess Club, etc.)

Student Government, Quiz Bowl, NHS, Orchestra, Band, Theater, Art Club.


Arts disciplines at school

Harp;Orchestra ;Band;Chorus;Visual Art;Dance;Theater;Piano;Classical Guitar;


CTE disciplines at school

We offer a wide variety of Career and Technical education classes including Apparel & Textile Production, Microsoft Word & PowerPoint, Technology, and Engineering & Design.


Athletics at school (sports available Middle School Only)

Boys and Girls Soccer;Baseball;Softball;Football;Girls Volleyball;Girls Golf;Boys Golf;Wrestling;Boys Track & Field (outdoor);Girls Track & Field (outdoor);Cheerleading;


Community service at school (noteworthy programs)

All of our students have the chance to participate in community service projects throughout their time at Penn Griffin. All of our high school students work to earn a service-learning award before graduation. Projects vary from year to year based on school and community need.