The Marvin L. Winans Academy of the Performing Arts began in 1997 by Marvin L. Winans, the grammy-winning artist of the famed ‘Winans’ gospel group. The school started with grades K-5 and 248 students and one grade was added every year until the school reached 12th grade. The school emphasizes a commitment to excellence and Chancellor Winans is motivated to have each student achieve their highest goals.
The mission of the Academy is to prepare students for academic and performing arts excellence and responsible citizenship.
now over 1,100 students attending
The Academy offers both an academics and a performing arts curriculum. The award winning performing arts department allows students to express themselves creatively while giving them exposure to the fine arts. Classes include dance, orchestra, art, vocal, music and drama, all of which have been recognized in competitions and exhibitions locally and nationally.