Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program

Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program

The school must raise more than $2 million each year – $2,500 for middle school students and $3,500 for high school students – to continue offering a comprehensive arts program. Although parents are asked to provide an annual parent funding contribution, it is completely voluntary, and CSArts – San Gabriel Valley is committed to admitting all youth eligible for enrollment without consideration of their family's ability to make a donation.

Nearly 20% of the school's 1,000 talented students live below the national poverty level and approximately 40% are in need of some financial assistance to help with the costs of their arts training. In an effort to provide financial support to qualified students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, we created the Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program (ASSP). Every dollar donated to ASSP is an investment in the future of a gifted young student with limited resources. Please consider sponsoring one, or more, of these deserving student artists with a tax-deductible donation to the Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program.

For additional information, please contact Teren Shaffer, Executive Vice President, at Teren.Shaffer@sgv.csarts.net or 714.560.0900 ext. 3204.

Master Artist Series

An important instructional strategy at California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley is to bring master artists and industry leaders to share their gifts, career stories, and expertise with students through residencies, master classes, lectures, and performances. Our Master Artist Series supports high-profile visiting artists who create meaningful and often life-changing experiences for our student artists. For the 2018-2019 season, highly anticipated guests include internationally recognized choreographer, instructor, and performer Saleemah Knight, film and television actor David Denman, classically trained voice actor John Michael Higgins, and electro jazz-pop saxophonist Grace Kelly. Additional artists from the worlds of directing, composing, dancing, and many other diverse fields are also scheduled to provide master classes or perform alongside our students this year.

Master Artist Series
Hearts for the Arts

Hearts for the Arts

The Hearts for the Arts Campaign provides additional support and exciting opportunities for students in their arts conservatories, including life-changing master classes, enriched arts curriculum, meaningful performance opportunities, off-site learning excursions, participation in regional and national arts festivals, and state-of-the-art instructional materials and technology.

  • Guest Artist/Master Teachers
  • Enriched Arts Curriculum
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Off-Site Learning Opportunities
  • Instructional Materials, Equipment, and Technology

For additional information, please contact Teren Shaffer, Executive Vice President, California School of the Arts Foundation, at Teren.Shaffer@sgv.csarts.net or 714-560-0900, ext. 3204.

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Parent Giving Program

California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley is a tuition-free, donation-dependent public charter school. No student is admitted or denied based upon financial capacity. However, each school year we must raise private funds to underwrite the arts conservatory programs, and we rely on parents and the community at large to help us reach this goal.

The Parent Giving Program was created to provide parents with an opportunity to contribute an annual donation to their child’s arts education. All parent funding contributions are voluntary, and directly support the curriculum, classes, faculty wages, and operating costs for each arts conservatory. All cash donations to the school are tax deductible. Additional details on our Parent Giving Program are presented to parents at yearly meetings.

For additional information, please contact Eileen Greenbaum, Family Engagement and Annual Giving Liaison, at eileen.greenbaum@sgv.csarts.net or 657-321-4000, ext. 60007.

Parent Giving Program
Company Gift Matching

Company Gift Matching

Leverage Your Donation Through Matching Gifts.

Do you work for a company that will generously match cash gifts made by an employee to a secondary school or arts foundation? If you, or your spouse, work for or have retired from a company that supports gift matching, you may be able to double or even triple your cash gift to California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley!

For additional information, please contact Eileen Greenbaum, Family Engagement and Annual Giving Liaison, at eileen.greenbaum@sgv.csarts.net or 657-321-4000, ext. 60007.


Select the link below, then enter you employer's name in the search box, to see if your employer does gift matching: