Mission Statement

CYT@school is devoted to introducing performing arts to children, one school at a time, by providing a high-quality experience that is educational and enjoyable.


Many schools have had to cut their arts programs, so CYT@school is dedicated to bringing an affordable, after school or in-residence program to your school. It is developed to support the performing arts training in public and private schools. Research has shown that performing arts helps students gain confidence, build leadership skills and develop a sense of community. CYT wants to ensure that students everywhere have an opportunity to experience theater arts.

After-School Program

Our after school program consists of 8 weeks of drama, voice and dance which offer sound theater art instruction while also building character. All participating students will perform in an end-of-session showcase that is literature-based while still being very popular with students. 

• Those interested sign up through our website
• Meets after school (once or twice a week)
• Typically offered in 8 week sessions 
• Family-paid

For more information, contact Artistic Director Robyn Rebold-Smith


CYT curriculum is based on visual and performing arts content standards for California public schools, Pre-K thru grade 12. There are two components to our program: one is introducing many of the California theatre content standards, and the second is to apply those standards in a performance showcase for family and friends. CYT is certified through the San Diego County Office of Education's CA Arts Standards.


A CYT@school teaching artist mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence. CYT@school teachers are qualified and experienced in the arts. All CYT@school teaching artist's have been background checked and are enthusiastic, fun, positive role models who lead and inspire.

"Most of all, (the children) presented their best with joy. I knew you had a great program, I just never knew the impact it could have on my 2 little girls… Thank you for the opportunity."

Shelly Almquist, Parent at Faith Community School

For Schools

Want CYT at your school? Check out our options to find what works best for your school!

In-Residence Program
• Part of the curriculum
• During school hours
• By quarter, semester and/or or year-long
• School funded

After School Program
• Those interested sign up through our website
• Meets after school (once or twice a week)
• Typically offered in 8 week sessions 
• Family-paid

Contact the Artistic Director at robyn@cytsandiego.orgif you have any questions about bringing CYT@school to your school!

For Parents

Fun Facts about CYT@school
• Started in 2005
• Partnered with 60 different schools county-wide
• Has reached over 12,000 students
• Works with preschool through high school-aged kids
• In public and private schools

Have Questions?
Check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions or
e-mail our Artistic Director, Robyn Rebold-Smith, at robyn@cytsandiego.org 

Want to sign up?
FALL Registration Opens in August!
CYT San Diego is a proud member of AERO.

AERO San Diego exists as a community of arts organizations that work together to create a culture of arts education within county public schools through networking, advocating, evaluating and supporting high quality standards based programs.  For more information about AERO, go to aerosd.sdcoe.net.