The mission of the Millennium Art Academy is "to use the arts to reveal our humanity." This is achieved through a rigorously academic, artistic and award-winning intergenerational program that prepares students for the world of college, work and community. Classes are interdisciplinary and teachers work with professional artists, writers and dramatists to fully engage students intellectually, artistically, and socially.
At MAA, students are taught to see that there is a common human condition and that understanding the plights of others will ultimately enable them to bend adversity around them, so that they may realize their true potential. In essence, we believe that all students enter our school with exceptional potential that can only be revealed through teacher efficacy and nurturing support. MAA students are treated as intellectually capable young adults and begin their coursework exposed to rhetorical and universal concepts/themes, as well as to the notion of what it means to take accountability for the quality of one's work.