Mission Statement:

The Coit Creative Arts Community strives to achieve academic excellence by developing students'


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

Through this lens, Students at Coit will become

Creative and action-minded learners

who focus to increase a

GLOBAL commitment to humanity through the ARTS.

PYP Information

Coit PYP Assessment Policy

Coit Inclusion Policy

Coit Language Policy

PYP Background 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!

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 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 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 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 Coit.

A recent survey showed that 97% of students feel safe at Coit. 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 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 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