PCT School Programs
Pacific Children's Theatre provides numerous in school and after school programs at elementary schools in San Diego. These programs have varied curricula, but all focus on teaching the art of theatre to our youth. Read below about each school PCT works with and what kind of theatre program is offered there.
Explorer Elementary Charter School is an independent public school located at Liberty Station, founded in 2000, which serves 340 children in grades K-5 who are enrolled by lottery from throughout San Diego. Explorer’s mission is to successfully blend a child-centered, socially intelligent approach to education with exemplary curriculum and high standards for its students. Explorer is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes learning as an interactive process focusing on individual needs of students. The School strives to develop critical thinkers who are caring, confident and lifelong learners in a diverse community that is sensitive to the needs of each child. PCT provides an after school performing arts program at Explorer.
Because of a generous grants from private individuals and the United Church of Christ membership, Pacific Children's Theatre is able to provide after-school drama classes to the Title I students of Garfield Elementary at no cost to the families or to the school. To date, PCT has exposed over 150 students to the joys of performing arts. Many of these students had never seen a play, let alone been a part of one. Garfield Elementary's staff is finding new and innovative ways to provide enrichment opportunities, after school activities, and tutoring to their students despite the lack of funding for such important programs. PCT is proud to be a community partner of Garfield Elementary.
PCT provides an after school performing arts program at Grant Elementary School in Mission Hills.
The San Diego Cooperative Charter School (SDCCS) is a K-8 public, charter school located in the community of Linda Vista, where PCT provides an after school performing arts program. The San Diego Cooperative Charter school is a tuition free charter school that accepts children from anywhere in San Diego County. SDCCS is distinctive for its small class size, the growing diversity of faculty and students, the high quality of its teachers, a caring and nurturing environment, and the strength of its curriculum. The school’s goal for each student is always the same: to provide significant experiences that will begin a lifelong process of discovery leading to a richly rewarding and happy life.