Consider Coit Creative Arts for your child if:

- You are seeking teachers who believe in your child’s potential to learn and achieve.
- You want your child to learn in an environment of high expectations.
- You believe your child will benefit from a proven program that integrates visual and performing arts in a rigorous curriculum.
- You see star power in your child!


Primary Years Program Transition

  • Coit is currently in the consultancy stage for the IB PYP Stage and aims to be fully authorized by 2020.  
  • PYP curriculum develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
  • The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. The themes include ‘who we are’, ‘where we are in place and time’ and ‘how the world works’.
  • Learn more at to hear about what is involved in a Primary Years Program for elementary students.



Coit Creative Arts is proud to offer:

- Parent Teacher Community Council.
- The Coit partnership with Kent School Services Network makes it a “community school” that provides eligible parents and students with access to in- house health and social services to ensure that children are physically, emotionally and socially prepared to learn.



ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Coit is in the top 5% of all Michigan schools on combined measures of student achievement and growth over time. Students learn through:

- Visual arts: draw, paint, and sculpt

- Music: explore melodies and harmonies with voice and song

- Dance: experience movement from diverse traditions

- Performance: take the stage with drama, dance, music, rhythm and more

SCHOOL UNIFORMS: Students at Coit Creative Arts Academy follow a uniform dress code, which removes distractions from the classroom, promotes community, and provides a cost saving to families.

RULES, SAFETY, DISCIPLINE: All GRPS schools provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Educators emphasize prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. The result is a fair, firm and consistent approach to rules, safety, and discipline.

DROP OFF AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES:  Student drop off for school is allowed no earlier than 8:45am. There are no adults out on the playground prior to this time.  Dismissal is at 4:03pm and students that are not picked up by 4:15pm are brought back into the main office area by the front of the school.  

Jason McGhee
Building Principal
617 Coit N.E
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
p.616.819.2390 f.616.819.4209
Breakfast 8:50 A.M.
Start Time
9:10 A.M.
Dismissal 4:06 P.M.

  • Jason McGhee Coit Head Principal