Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) is San Diego County's premier public school arts conservatory, home to 200 scholar artists grades 9 through 12, who attend the nationally ranked Coronado High School. CoSA provides an intense, pre-professional arts education to students from Coronado and from all over San Diego, who are admitted after a rigorous and competitive application/audition process.
Each school day CoSA offers three or more hours of instruction, pairing young artists with educators who are also industry specialists. With a curriculum designed by professional artists and educators, students are immersed in their chosen specialty in one of six conservatories; Classical and Contemporary Dance, Digital Arts (Animation, Filmmaking, Gaming, and Graphic Design), Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, and Drama, Technical Theatre and Visual Arts. CoSA is a State of California-approved Career Technical Education program.
Our award-winning student artists perform and exhibit at the Coronado Performing Arts Center housed at Coronado High School, in either the 570-seat Main Stage or 80-seat Black Box theatres. Coronado Performing Arts Center is also available for rental to local arts, civic and corporate organizations.
More than fifty percent of the CoSA budget is raised each year by the Coronado Arts Education Foundation. If you would like to see the arts continue to thrive in public education, please consider making a donation.