The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) faculty are committed to providing educational opportunities in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, in grades K-12.

PAUSD offers a sequential and comprehensive arts education program in grades K-12 that engages students, inspires creativity, and enhances learning.

"The arts inform our lives with meaning every time we experience the joy of a well-remembered song, experience the flash of inspiration that comes with immersing ourselves in an artist’s sculpture, enjoying a sublime dance, learning from an exciting animation, or being moved by a captivating play." (Quote from: National Core Arts Standards)

Nancy Coffey, Music Coordinator


Li Ezzell, Art Coordinator


Visual & Performing Arts