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).

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Chet. F Harritt 5-14 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Chet F Harritt Elementary Tue 1:45pm - 3:20pm Sep 11 Oct 30
Fuerte Elementary 5-12 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Fuerte Elementary Mon 1:10pm - 2:40pm Sep 24 Nov 13
Holmes Elementary 5-14 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Holmes Elementary Wed 12:40pm - 2:10pm Sep 26 Nov 14
Holy Trinity 5-14 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Holy Trinity Mon 2:55pm - 4:25pm Sep 10 Oct 29
Jamacha Elementary 5-12 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Jamacha Tue 2:10pm - 3:40pm Sep 25 Nov 13
Longfellow 5-14 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Longfellow Fri 3:40pm - 5:10pm Sep 28 Nov 16
Marvin Elementary 5-12 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Marvin Elementary Thu 2:20pm - 3:50pm Sep 13 Nov 01
Pacific Beach Elementary 5-12 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Pacific Beach Elementary Wed 12:25pm - 1:55pm Sep 26 Nov 14
Poinsettia Elementary 5-12 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Poinsettia Elementary Wed 2:45pm - 4:15pm Sep 19 Nov 07
PRIDE Academy 5-12 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
PRIDE Academy Tue 1:40pm - 3:30pm Sep 11 Oct 30
Spreckels Elementary 5-12 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Spreckels Elementary Wed 12:30pm - 2:00pm Sep 19 Nov 07
St. Kieran 5-14 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
St. Kieran Mon 2:55pm - 4:25pm Sep 10 Oct 29
St. Martin of Tours (Thursday) 8-14 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
St. Martin of Tours Academy - Thursdays Thu 2:40pm - 4:10pm Sep 13 Nov 08
Tierra Bonita Elementary 5-12 CYT@school
(Fall 2018)
Tierra Bonita Elementary Mon 2:15pm - 3:45pm Sep 17 Nov 05

"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 at robyn@cytsandiego.org or
call (619) 588-0206 x531.

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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.