The School for Creative & Performing Arts was founded in 1973 as a magnet arts school for the area. It was first located in the Mt. Adams Public School. The school is known for attracted talented high school kids in the area and even around the world. Only about 20% of the students who apply get accepted to attend. The school focuses on writing, dance, drama, music, theater, and art. In 1975 the school was temporarily located in Roselawn until it moved into Woodward High School in 1976. Up until recently, Woodward was the home for the school.
The Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education was completed in 2010 and ready for the new school year. This is a state of the art facility geared around the performing arts.
The school has received national attention over the years and in 2009 the school was featured in the MTV reality series, Taking The Stage. Some of its notable graduates are Sarah Jessica Parker, Carmen Electra, and Nick Lachey.
The School for Creative & Performing Arts
108 West Central Parkway, Over The Rhine