Our Unique School Culture

California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) offers a unique school culture that enables students to flourish as artists and scholars in a creative and nurturing environment. CSArts-SGV is a home-away-from-home for its students, where they are surrounded by like-minded, motivated peers and supportive faculty. Students receive opportunities to participate in a variety of traditional school-sponsored activities, special events, clubs, and organizations that enhance leadership skills, develop confidence, and form memorable and meaningful memories.



CSArts-SGV hosts on and off-campus activities and special events to promote school spirit and provide students an opportunity to create unforgettable memories.

  • Spirit Week 
  • Career Day
  • Student Retreats
  • Student/Staff Dodgeball Tournament
  • Live Music/DJ and Dancing during Lunch
  • Halloween Spirit Day
  • School Dances

*Please note: All CSArts-SGV activities and events may vary each year, according to student interest and participation.

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Student Clubs & Organizations

Student Clubs & Organizations

CSArts-SGV offers its students a wide variety of opportunities to get involved, meet other students and faculty members with similar interests, and form close friendships. Involvement in these clubs and organizations provides unique leadership opportunities and community service experience.

  • Academic & Honors Societies
  • Community Service Organizations
  • Conservatory & Creative Arts Organizations
  • Cultural & Faith Organizations
  • Language Clubs
  • Leadership Council (Similar to ASB / Student Council)
  • Sports & Recreation Organizations
  • Special Interest Organizations
  • Yearbook

*Please note: Clubs are student-driven and student-led. All CSArts-SGV clubs and organizations may vary each year, according to student interest and participation.

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Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Welcome Week takes place during the first week of school and offers an opportunity for students to be matched up with a conservatory buddy, meet with their conservatory director, learn more about CSArts-SGV culture, meet classmates and teachers, and begin to acclimate to the campus. Welcome Week events include:

  • Buddy Program activities
  • Welcome Week Festival for students and parents featuring carnival style games, food trucks, music, and a dunk tank 
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Student Media

Student Media

Students can get involved with several campus publications, including:

  • CSArts Media, daily live news channel
  • CSArtisan, the school newspaper
  • Sugar Pine, a literary arts magazine
  • Stargazer, the yearbook