The Community School of the Arts (CSA) is one of the many on campus programs that enables Wheaton students to engage with the surrounding community through the arts and education. A cornerstone of arts education in the Chicago area for more than 40 years, the school began with a handful of Suzuki violin students in 1970 and now offers Suzuki and/or traditional (preparatory) music lessons, early childhood music, children’s choirs, handbell ensembles, musical theater, and a variety of visual art classes for youth and adults, reaching over 1500 students each year. We offer three summer camps, and summer classes in music and art.
CSA’s mission is to honor and glorify God through teaching and inspiring students in the performing and visual arts, guiding them toward their full potential while encouraging them, in turn, to enrich the lives of others. CSA cultivates appreciation for the arts through performances and special events, encouraging students to become better individuals and better citizens by providing them with these opportunities to share their talents.
CSA provides individualized instruction to meet each student's needs, building nurturing relationships among students, parents, and teachers. Many of CSA’s long-standing faculty members hold advanced degrees in their respective fields, have years of experience, and are dedicated to shaping the artistic journeys of their students.
For more information on programs, faculty, and events, please visit the Community School of the Arts website >>