Coronado School of the Arts is San Diego's premier public school arts conservatory, home to 200 scholar artists grades 9 - 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 County, 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/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 & 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 arts, civic or corporate organizations.
Fifty percent of CoSA's budget is raised each year by the CoSA Foundation. If you would like to see the arts continue to thrive in public education, please consider making a donation at www.cosafoundation.org.