Nevada City School of The Arts

  A public charter school serving Transitional Kindergarten-8th grade students throughout Nevada County, California. The shared vision of our school is to provide a rigorous academic environment using art as a lens to shape curriculum.

  • Academics

    Academics at NCSA are informed and inspired by the arts. Discipline-Based Art Education provides a rigorous academic curriculum in which students have the opportunity to create art, understand its cultural and historical context, respond to and make critical judgments about art, and understand their classroom learning through the lens of art.

  • Music

    The music program at NCSA, designed to enrich our core academics, is based on the philosophy and practice of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music education developed by the composer Carl Orff and his colleague, Gunild Keetman. This approach begins with the premise that every child is innately musical and naturally loves to play, sing and dance.

  • Arts

    Main Lesson Art is integrated with the academic curriculum for each grade level. These art lessons support, enhance, and bring greater depth to the students’ studies through tactile hands‑on experiences and in‑depth studies of art as it relates to the area of study.

“The Arts—Music, Dance, Theater, and the Visual Arts—are crucial to the complete education of a child. Their practice, understanding and appreciation are essential to human experience and learning itself. Participation in the arts fosters a balanced and enriched life and engenders a commitment to excellence. The Arts are not simply a means; they are an end in themselves. The Arts make us human and whole”. – from the NCSA Philosophy Statement


A Matter of Taste, where the wine is robust, the food delicious, the items alluring and the party unparalleled.


For 20 years our community has gathered to celebrate and support the Nevada City School of the Arts comprehensive arts and environmental programs while at the same time enjoying a whimsical and elegant evening with friends.


Celebrating 20 years of supporting arts in education, Nevada City School of The Arts presents this year’s Roaring 20’s themed AMOT. It’s going to be a swinging good time!


We’ll have the Osborne Woods and Stone Halls filled with hundreds of fine items in a Silent Auction. We’re offering a complimentary glass of wine, 2 no-host bars, and a variety of delicious appetizers. Following the Silent Auction, The Earles of Newtown will perform so bring your dancing shoes! Come dressed in your best 20’s fashion, or come as you are! All money raised will support the Arts and Field studies programs at Nevada City School of The Arts.


We are currently gathering donations of items, services, recreational opportunities and art, from the practical, to the unconventional, to the fanciful! Use the form below if you'd like to add your ingredient to the mix that makes our silent auction so tempting.


Eat, Drink & Be Merry!  Bid High & Bid Often!  Join Us!

Friday, March 16th 2018 at the Miners Foundry