Mission Statement Palo Alto High School's arts program fosters independent thinking through the creative process. Students explore beauty, the spectrum of human emotion, and how creativity connects us. The work and practice of the arts teach patience, perseverance, collaboration, as well as the ability to accept and learn from feedback and critiques. By providing a high quality arts curriculum for creative individuals, we meet every student where they are to make them better artists and hopefully better people. We hope to prepare students to discover and enjoy the creative process as life-long learners.