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

 

Run for the Arts –

Annual NCSA Student Jogathon will be on

Friday, May 22nd


If every student gets $50 in pledges we will raise $22,000 !!!

All the money we raise goes directly to the school.

PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE RUN!

NCSA News

Spring Makers Market

26 Feb 2020

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Join us Friday May 29th for our last NCSA Makers Market of the year! Community, crafts, goodies, and lo ...

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Teachers Take The Stage

15 Jan 2020

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Teacher’s Take the Stage This Saturday 5:30-8pm in the NCSA building 9 cafeteria Things are buzzing around NCSA!! We are gett ...

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Valentine Making Party

15 Jan 2020

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Valentine Making Party Feb 6th  - Join us for an afternoon of valentine making! We will have all the supplies needed and clas ...

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Game Night

14 Jan 2020

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Game Night is this Week! Wednesday, January 15th - Join us for a fun night of cooperative games! This is a FREE family event ...

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Holiday Makers Market

11 Nov 2019

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The vendor sign up is out for the next NCSA Makers Market! This is our second NCSA Makers Market! The Market will be set up i ...

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NCSA Makers Market this Friday!

12 Oct 2019

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Makers Market Join us this Friday for our very first NCSA Makers Market! Community, crafts, goodies, and local makers! After ...

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ANNOUNCING OUR SPRING MUSICAL

04 Oct 2019

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Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.! Directed by NCSA teachers Angela Williams and Jordan Thomas-Rose   Rehearsals begin Novemb ...

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