Jenison Public Schools named one of the nation's Best Communities for Music Education
Music and visual art instruction are integral parts of the elementary curriculum beginning in kindergarten. Theatre opportunities also begin in elementary school and continue through graduation.
The Jenison Public Schools Fine Arts programs are among the finest in Michigan and throughout the region. Our music, theatre, and visual arts programs have all been recognized at local, state and national levels, and the tradition of excellence continues to this day. Jenison High School has been designated a "GRAMMY" Foundation Signature School three times, and the Jenison community has consistently been named one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" by NAMM for over 10 years.
Art is to be shared, and our students present their performances and artwork in the brand new Jenison Center for the Arts. This facility opened in 2014 and is quickly becoming recognized as a first rate performance hall in West Michigan.
Jenison Center for the Arts
The Jenison Center for the Arts is a dream come true for the students and staff of Jenison Public Schools and
the Jenison community. We are immensely proud of our students and the work, discipline and growth they have demonstrated time and time again. It became increasingly evident, however, that the JPS students and surrounding community needed a facility that was uniquely designed to showcase the Performing and Visual Arts.
The JCA has been constructed with a 1251 seat performance hall with a 90’ wide and 56’ deep stage that accommodates virtually any large-scale music or theatrical performance. In addition, there is a Black Box venue for smaller intimate performances, meetings and receptions.
Our one-of-a-kind concert hall can be transformed into a fully functional theater space. Designed by URS and Jones & Phillips, the transformation is accomplished by raising the orchestra shell; sliding on 8 30’ tormentor doors and lowering the center cloud section to create a smaller proscenium arch.
The acoustics are so fine tuned that you can hold a conversation from the stage to the top balcony without raising your voice. Acoustics are adjustable using a curtain system located at the back of the house, making the space equally usable for bands, orchestras and choirs.
Paintings, drawings, sculptures and other student artwork are displayed along the curved hallway outside the main performance hall, visible by entering patrons as well as passing motorists.