Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory
The Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory is Sacramento’s leading 501 (c) 3 non-profit community arts school. We serve students both at our School and through School & Community Partnerships Program in public, private schools, and community sites.
SPAC’s core values, excellence and opportunity, infuse everything we do. Our distinguished faculty offers a broad and well-rounded curriculum that provides a strong arts foundation for students of different ages, abilities, and interests. We strive to make SPAC education available to everyone.
A generous program of need-based financial aid, merit-based scholarships and program subsidies benefits more than half of all students served and many hundreds more receive free instruction through outreach programs.
Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory is dedicated to providing quality arts instruction to young people who might otherwise never have the chance to learn to play perform before an audience. The School is also widely recognized as a training center for serious arts students. In an environment that honors achievement, creativity and personal growth. Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory nurtures the aspirations of all students, regardless of their artistic ability or economic circumstances, while inspiring a lifelong love of the arts, no matter their eventual career path. Each student is carefully matched to a member of our school's talented and dedicated faculty.
Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory offers during school, before and after-school, Saturday, and Sunday music and arts practical instructions along with theory, composition, ensemble and performance activities. Our School also offers Luthier and Theater Composer Workshops, music instructions to adults of all ages and levels, and presents free public concerts and recitals by students, faculty, and guest artists every year.
As the only non-profit provider of Music and Art Therapy (MAT) in the Sacramento region, SPAC has contracted to serving children and adults with special needs at various partnering schools, foster care agencies, and community-based organizations. The aim of our MAT Program is to clinically address the developmental, social, emotional, and psychological of individuals with special needs through active art/music making with experienced, trained licensed and credentialed art/music therapists. Without our program, the majority of the individuals with whom we work would not receive any type of any art therapy service. We hope that this program will aid our students to lead flourishing lives with enhanced social and community engagement. Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory presents numerous local and international performances each season, representing both the best of the classical traditions and the boldest of contemporary performance. Students who fully participate in the Performing Arts offerings at SPAC will surely reap the rewards of our rich learning community.
Sacramento Performing Arts Conservatory is much more than an educational institution. It is a true community in which students find a welcoming second home, learn to work in harmony, and form close, lasting friendships.
Our performing arts school is the largest in Northern California and in the State of CA. Our diversity mirrors California’s diverse population:
- African American 15%
- American Indian 1%
- Asian 32%
- Filipino/Pacific Islander 10%
- Latino 5%
- White 30%
- Others 7%
Partner Public Schools - Traditional, Year Round, Tracks - (Pre K - 12)
Partner Private Schools - Traditional - (Pre K - 12)
Eureka Union School District, Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, Natoma Unified School District, Roseville School District, Sacramento City Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District, Twin Rivers Unified School District, Washington Unified School District.
- Low student-to teacher ratios
- Standards-based arts curriculum
- Bilingual teaching associates
- 1:1 Pre K - 12
- 10:2 Pre K
- 20:2 1st- 12
- Strong professional development programs
- Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Induction Program
- Teacher Education Institute
- A vibrant business partnership program that includes more than 100 businesses and individuals
- Service Learning – involving students and teachers working with community organizations on projects that integrate arts curriculum with community service
- Community-based committees and advisory group