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FAIR High School for Arts Magnet — 9-12

Address: 10 South 10th Street
Minneapolis, 55403
Grades: 9-12
Principal: Mary Pat Cumming
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.1060
Fax: 612.668.1099
Email: MaryPat.Cumming@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: Fair.mpls.k12.mn.us

FAIR High School for Arts is a first for Minneapolis
Located in downtown Minneapolis at the gateway to the Arts District, The FAIR (Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource) High School for the Arts a public 9-12 fine arts high school rooted in equity, innovation and creativity.  FAIR offers real-world opportunities to learn in and through a variety of arts including dance, music, media arts, theatre, and visual arts. Our immersive and intensive arts-based curriculum prepares students for college, career, and beyond.  We value the creative process and support arts-integrated learning across all subjects.
Students’ individual interests and talents are nurtured through diverse and culturally sustaining learning experiences both inside the walls of FAIR and extending to the greater downtown arts campus. Fine arts and core content teachers will get to know students individuals to guide them on their paths to success. FAIR wants to help students discover and refine their own artistry by connecting them with resident professional artists and partnerships in the downtown community.  
Perform on stage, create in a studio, or work behind the scenes while completing a high school degree through arts-integrated coursework.  All students entering grades 9-12, regardless of background or experience in the arts, are invited to apply through a flexible admissions process.  Students with an eagerness to learn and a capacity for continued growth are encouraged to come learn with FAIR.
Non-Minneapolis residents welcome! FAIR High School for Arts is a Minneapolis Public School - but is unique as the District's only high school magnet and only MPS school that gives equal priority to residents and non-residents. Students enrolled at FAIR also have equal access to Go-To Passes for taking the city bus to and from school.


  • Fine arts integration into core subjects 
  • FAIR+ after-school programming 
  • Project-based learning 
  • Apprenticeships, shadowing and career pathways through business and arts partnerships 
  • College credits through PSEO at nearby college 
  • Language program in conjunction with nearby college 
  • Special education citywide services: ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), DCD (Developmental Cognitive Delay) and EBD (Social and Emotional) services
  • EL programming 
  • Athletics and activities through partner school Henry

Transportation: High School Go-To Pass (for residents and non-residents)

10 South 10th Street
Minneapolis, 55403

If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us or call us at 612.668.1840.
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