Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

2730 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, California 94598, United States 


Contra Costa School of Performing Arts is a tuition-free public charter school (grades 6–12) that provides a college and career preparatory academic education as well as conservatory level instruction in one of five arts majors: dance, theater, vocal, instrumental, and performance and design.

Contra Costa School of Performing Arts’ aim is to offer a prestigious, pre-professional performing arts education in a college and career preparatory environment. They believe in cultivating an exceptional community based on rigor, significance, sustainability, and partnerships.

ChartHouse is creating a one-of-a-kind school that will blend a world-class performing arts blended training curriculum with college and job preparation. The Contra Costa School of Performing Arts (SPA) is an artistic torch for the greater Contra Costa Area, drawing talented and inspired students and enriching the region’s cultural and civic life. 

Contra Costa still lacks such a curriculum, despite the students’ undeniable talent and appetite for performing arts outlets in an environment of high academic achievement.

They have high-quality teaching in every classroom that emphasizes real-world interactions and an entertaining, cohesive, and comprehensive arts-integrated program to support student success, accomplishment, and college and career preparation.

They believe in and put into practice a tailored approach to teaching and learning, using the most cutting-edge and revolutionary instructional technologies to personalize learning for all students.

Via a rigorous character building curriculum based on the guiding values of first-class citizenship, they promote a greater sense of public duty.

They have an optimistic, knowledgeable, and active teaching staff that would promote a philosophy of teamwork, creativity, evolution, and students making the first decisions.

The school offers unprecedented advanced experience in four musical conservatories by combining an immersive and rigorous academic curriculum with a rich and caring performance arts program.

  • Conservatory of Theatre Arts
  • Conservatory of Music
  • Conservatory of Dance
  • The Conservatory of Production and Design

Contra Costa School Of Performing Arts is a charter school in the rural city of Walnut Creek, California. Contra Costa School Of Performing Arts has a student body of 471, and it serves grades 6 to 12.

The minority student population at the school is 51 percent. There is a 27:1 student-to-teacher ratio.Female students make up 69 percent of the student body, while male students make up 31 percent.

Students from low-income families make up 23% of the student body. There are 17 full-time equivalent professors.


Walnut Creek, California is blessed with some of the area’s top high schools.  Here’s a quick list for you to check out:

  • Las Lomas High
  • Northgate High
  • Acalanes Center for Independent Study
  • Spectrum Center School Valley Campus
  • Ygnacio Valley High School
  • Contra Costa Midrasha
  • Fusion Academy Walnut Creek
  • Futures Academy – Walnut Creek

All of these wonderful schools are located just a short distance from our location at 1777 Botelho Drive, Suite 110 in Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!




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