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OCSA's Mission

We provide an unparalleled arts and academic education in a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment to a diverse student body passionate about the arts, preparing them to reach their highest potential.

 
Alumni Spotlight

Lindsay
Mendez

"It's such a great environment to learn and to be wholly yourself unapologetically. When you allow somebody to really be themselves and thrive, there is no limit to what they can accomplish."

OCSA Alumna, 2001

  • Broadway
  • Actress
  • Singer
  • Theatre
Alumni Spotlight

Sean Lee

"OCSA was a great place for me to be immersed in music and art during my high school years. One of the unique and formative experiences at OCSA was getting to perform works by living composers, which I have continued to do since moving to New York—and plan to keep doing as part of my musical life."

OCSA Alumnus, 2005

Alumni Spotlight

Matthew Morrison

"I wouldn’t be where I am today without the amazing public arts education I received at OCSA. The training this school provides is incomparable. My OCSA experience was the cornerstone of my professional career."

OCSA Alumnus, 1997

  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Soundtrack
  • Director
Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Melissa Yates

“At first glance, it may seem that medicine is the furthest thing possible from the theatre. I would argue that OCSA was the best training that I ever received… The ability to embrace diversity, to work as a team and to learn empathy cannot be taught … But it can be further developed. That is the gift that OCSA gave me … I will forever cherish it.”

OCSA Alumna, 1994

  • Specialist
  • Medical
  • Author
  • Surgeon
Alumni Spotlight

Justice Smith

“OCSA taught me a lot of what I know. I don’t think I would be where I am if it wasn’t for this school. Being in class every day and working that muscle over and over really helped give me the confidence I needed to go out and work.”

OCSA Alumnus, 2013

What I've Done

  • Television
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Actor