CSArts Overview

Who We Are

Who We Are

California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) is a public charter school that provides a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment, offering bright and talented students a rigorous college-preparatory academic program and pre-professional arts conservatory training. Based on the innovative and award-winning curriculum of the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), CSArts-SGV is a satellite school that offers the same high caliber academic and arts education.

“We are excited to offer quality academic and arts instruction, a unique school culture, and an unparalleled value to more bright and talented students. This program provides an innovative school environment that graduates highly engaged, creative leaders.”

Dr. Ralph S. Opacic , Founder and CEO

Focus on the Arts

The school’s unique culture and innovative curriculum enables its students to grow and thrive. Access to master classes, performance opportunities, artist presentations, field trips, and campus clubs and activities gives students a chance to develop their talents as well as their confidence.

Academic Excellence

Scholars who are exposed to the arts learn to develop creative solutions. Through our unique approach, students experience a creative education paired with a rigorous college-preparatory academic program aligned to the California State Standards that produces high achieving, motivated scholars.


  • “Orange County School of the Arts encouraged me to pursue my artistic passions and gave me the opportunity to discover myself as a young performer. The extraordinary experiences I received and the valuable lessons I learned during my time as a student continue to impact and inspire me as an artist.”
    Matthew Morrison , Actor, Glee and Finding Neverland
  • “When I was a student at the Orange County School of the Arts, I received many opportunities to perfect my craft and hone the skills needed to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. I am thankful for my teachers and fellow artists for motivating me to follow my dreams.”
    Susan Egan , Actress, Beauty and the Beast and The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • “Orange County School of the Arts provided me with invaluable and memorable educational experiences during such an important time of artistic and intellectual exploration. I felt ready to pursue my higher education and begin my career in the Juilliard community, where I currently continue my involvement as a faculty member.”
    Sean Lee , Violinist, Top 20 Classical Album of 2016 and winner of 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant

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