Welcome to Stivers School for the Arts! A great place!
We offer programs in the arts, as well as a full range of quality academics. Stivers School for the Arts is the only public school in the Dayton City School District that has been designated as a grade 7-12 school. Students enter Stivers at the 7th-grade level by audition and make a full 6-year commitment.
Stivers has a rigorous academic program that consistently produces test scores that far exceed all other schools in the district. Stivers' state report card is similar to that of high-performing suburban schools. Stivers is a prime example of how participation in the Arts enhances academic performance.
Stivers School for the Arts is nationally recognized as one of America’s top public schools. Upon graduation, students are accepted to the finest universities and colleges in America, including Brown, Syracuse, NYU, Oberlin, Juilliard, Cornell, and other fine local and national schools. Not only are they accepted, but the Class of 2014 received over $4.7 million in scholarships!
Stivers is “One of America’s Best High Schools” according to U.S. News and World Report.
Stivers received their the Silver award in 2012 and 2010, and the Bronze award in 2009.
Stivers School for the Arts offers:
- Rigorous programs in arts and academics.
- Majors in Arts themes of Band, Orchestra, Choir, Piano, Dance, Creative Writing, Theater, and Visual Arts.
- Instruction through one-on-one contact with many of the community's leading professional and performing artists.
- Weekly, individualized instruction, special seminars, masterclasses and extensive opportunities for performance and creative expression.
- 12 Advanced Placement Courses
- 7 special education units, plus 1 LD tutor (MD, CD, LD)
Giving Our Best Performance:
- Stivers has been called the "Crown Jewel" in the Dayton Public School System by the Dayton newspapers.
- 17 AP Scholars recognized through College Board’s AP Scholar program in 2013-2014 SY
- “Excellent” or “Effective” Ratings from Ohio Department of Education since 1995