617 Coit Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-819-2390 | Fax: 616-819-4209

Breakfast 8:50 a.m.
Start Time 9:10 a.m. 

Dismissal 4:06 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 12:20 p.m. 

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Mission Statement:

The Coit Creative Arts Academy Community strives to achieve academic excellence by developing students' TALENTS, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY and SELF INQUIRY

We will do this in a collaborative, equitable and culturally diverse learning environment.  

Through this lens, Students at the Coit Creative Arts Academy will become creative and action-minded learners who focus to increase a GLOBAL commitment to humanity through the ARTS.

Coit Creative Arts Academy is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP). With a commitment to high-quality, challenging, and inquiry-based education, Coit continues to promote transdisciplinary learning of new knowledge and skills.. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

PYP Information:

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 Academy incorporates the arts into all subjects, even math, and science! Students learn through visual arts, music, dance, and performance. They also take exciting field trips to the symphony, ballet, plays, musicals, and more. No experience is required to enjoy this art-based education!


Coit Creative Arts Academy is proud to have an outstanding team of teachers and support staff. In fact, 97% of parents surveyed said they feel like the school’s staff cares about their child. Students enjoy a welcoming learning environment where staff work together to meet the needs of all children.


Coit Creative Arts Academy values parents as partners in their child’s education. Parents are regularly involved as volunteers and participate in many family events throughout the year. According to a recent parent survey, 98% of parents feel welcome at the Coit Creative Arts Academy.


A recent survey showed that 97% of students feel safe at the Coit Creative Arts Academy. Students participate in a program known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). Students are recognized for making good choices and showing positive behavior. The number of students being recognized for good behavior at monthly PBIS celebrations has consistently increased, while referrals to the office for behavior issues have steadily decreased.


Coit Creative Arts Academy has shown a commitment to ensuring students experience an engaging curriculum and high achievement. Staff work with each student to identify their needs and help them take their learning to the next level. As a result, 89% of parents feel their child is challenged at


Lametria Johnson Eaddy

Anne Crylen
IB Coordinator

Cara Sauber
Head Secretary

Matthew Beresford
Executive Director of PK, Elementary and K8 Instructional Support and Child Discovery Liaison