The School of Arts and Culture at MHP

San Jose, CA

Guided by an eighteen-month community planning process designed to re-imagine Mexican Heritage Plaza’s future, a new vision for a School of Arts and Culture at MHP was created, embraced by the community and adopted by the City of San Jose in Spring 2011.

Our vision is to create a vibrant place of learning, culture and community that nurtures the soul and brings joy, skill building and a sense of belonging to children, families and all who participate.


Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of our economy.

Arts and creative experiences help children develop critical thinking, communication, and collaborative skills

Arts and creative experiences enhance children’s self-esteem, cross-cultural understanding, empathy and connection to their community and each other.

Our children have inequitable access to arts and creative experiences and no child should be turned away for lack of resources.