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 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.

Our 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. Our teachers are enthusiastic, fun, positive role models who lead and inspire.

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 Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

Our Winter Classes begin registration on December 10th, 2018.  Please check back at that time for a full listing of the classes offered.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Chet F. Harritt 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Chet F Harritt Elementary Tue 1:45pm - 3:20pm Jan 15 Mar 05
CVLCC (Chula Vista Learning Center Charter) 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Chula Vista Learning Community Charter Elementary Fri 1:10pm - 2:40pm Jan 18 Mar 15
Fuerte Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Fuerte Elementary Mon 1:10pm - 2:40pm Jan 14 Mar 25
Hearst Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Hearst Elementary Mon 2:25pm - 3:55pm Jan 14 Mar 18
Hickman Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Hickman Elementary Mon 2:30pm - 4:00pm Jan 07 Mar 11
Hill Creek 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Hill Creek Thu 1:45pm - 3:30pm Jan 10 Feb 28
Holmes Elementary 6-13 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Holmes Elementary Wed 12:40pm - 2:10pm Jan 16 Mar 06
Jamacha Elementary 6-11 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Jamacha Elementary Tue 2:10pm - 3:40pm Jan 15 Mar 05
Jamul School 7-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Jamul Elementary Thu 3:00pm - 4:30pm Jan 10 Feb 28
Longfellow Elementary 6-13 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Longfellow Elementary Fri 3:40pm - 5:10pm Jan 18 Mar 15
Marvin Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Marvin Elementary Thu 2:20pm - 3:50pm Jan 17 Mar 07
Mater Dei Juan Diego 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Mater Dei Juan Diego Fri 1:10pm - 2:40pm Jan 11 Mar 08
Olympic View Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Olympic View Elementary Thu 2:40pm - 4:20pm Jan 17 Mar 07
PBE (Pacific Beach Elementary) 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Pacific Beach Elementary Wed 12:25pm - 1:55pm Jan 16 Mar 13
Poinsettia Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Poinsettia Elementary Wed 2:45pm - 4:15pm Jan 30 Mar 13
School of the Madeleine 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
School of the Madeleine Wed 2:55pm - 4:40pm Jan 16 Mar 06
Shadow Hills Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Shadow Hills Elementary Mon 3:15pm - 4:45pm Jan 14 Mar 25
Spreckels Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Spreckels Elementary Wed 12:30pm - 2:00pm Jan 23 Mar 13
St Paul's 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
St. Paul's Wed 3:10pm - 4:40pm Jan 09 Feb 27
St. Columba 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
St. Columba Thu 3:10pm - 4:40pm Jan 10 Feb 28
St. Vincent 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
St. Vincent Tue 2:55pm - 4:25pm Jan 15 Mar 05
Standley Middle School 12-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Standley Middle Wed 1:50pm - 3:20pm Jan 06 Mar 06
Sycamore Canyon Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Sycamore Canyon Elementary Thu 2:30pm - 4:15pm Jan 10 Feb 28
Tierra Bonita Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Tierra Bonita Elementary Mon 2:15pm - 3:45pm Jan 14 Mar 18
Twin Peaks Middle School 11-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Twin Peaks Middle School Wed 3:20pm - 4:40pm Jan 16 Mar 13
Winter Gardens Elementary 5-7 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Winter Gardens Elementary Wed 1:00pm - 2:15pm Jan 09 Feb 27

"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 CYT@school Director at rechelle@cytsandiego.org if 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 CYT@school Coordinator, Robyn Rebold-Smith, at robyn@cytsandiego.org or call (619) 588-0206 x531.

Want to sign up?
Check back on December 10th to find a school near you for our Winter session!
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.