Shumway Junior High School, the site of the present-day VSAA, was built in 1929. After the school was remodeled, VSAA opened in 1996. Today, it serves nearly 600 students!
The arts meet academics at VSAA, which is regularly ranked among the best schools in the nation. Every student in grades six through 12 has opportunities to tour different areas of the arts: visual, performing, literary, musical, moving image and recording. VSAA teachers are practicing artists who can advise on the creative process.