CPFA is an audition-based program for students who are currently enrolled in PALCS. Students experience a truly innovative, integrated arts education program. CPFA is:

  • Multi-disciplinary arts education for talented students, grades 6-12
  • Online/on-site blend (West Chester, PA) or Online (Statewide)
  • Competitive admission, high performance/high achievement
  • Empowers and inspires learners in a supportive environment
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Welcome to the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA)! This unique adventure in arts education is truly a cutting-edge model of public school innovation. CPFA is an audition-based supplemental program for students enrolled in the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS) and offers a pre-professional arts education in theatre, dance, music and fine arts to students in grades 6 through 12 with exceptional aptitude, maturity and dedication. Learn More »

CPFA Academics

The CPFA curriculum not only meets state standards, it also meets the national standards for arts education. The program is designed in-house and provides competitive opportunities and a diverse set of skills.


Music Program

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Dance Program

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Theatre Program

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Fine Arts Program

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Shout Outs

Tom West – CPFA Music Instructor

So … on this dreary Tuesday I want to give a shout out to Mr. Tom West. Seriously … whether he’s teaching and inspiring our children, accommodating challenging schedules to allow more students to participate or answering questions on our FB group in the middle of the night – he is AWESOME. And, in his spare time, he helps with all our tech support questions. THANK YOU Mr. West! You are appreciated.

Tamara Christensen, Parent
I have been at PALCS for 6 years, and this school has changed my life. The flexibility of learning online allows me to participate in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts – a PALCS affiliated school. This program has given me the opportunity to find my passion while being surrounded by like-minded artists who share my love for the arts. I can’t imagine going anywhere else.
Anonymous, Student

My daughter is a 6th grade, first year PALCS/CPFA student. She loves CPFA and has made the PALCS Honor Roll each marking period. I think that the communication between teachers, students and parents is great. My daughter looks forward to the Middle School Connect activities in addition to attending CPFA.

Anonymous, Parent