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!



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 4:03 P.M.

  • Jason McGhee Coit Head Principal