About

Community_School_Arts_0168Community School of the Arts (CSA) has been serving our community for 23 years. When we first opened our doors in 1992, we had just 22 students, two piano instructors and one full-time administrator.

Currently, we make a difference in the lives of about 150 students each year, thanks to our 14 faculty members and two full-time administrators. These students are mentored by caring adults who are invested in their lives for the long haul. We’re not just passionate about helping students, but we’re also passionate about helping families.

Our students face challenges in their everyday lives, including discouragement and hearing the word “No” a lot. We believe that through hard work and commitment on the part of the student combined with our own dedication, each “No” can become a “Yes.”

Our main campus is located in downtown Knoxville and we serve an additional 50-60 at-risk and homeless children each week through our off-site outreach programs with various child services organizations such as the Crutcher Memorial Youth Enrichment Center, Montgomery Village Child Development Center, and the Knox County Homeless Tutoring Project.

By giving underserved students exposure to arts education and guidance to find their passions, Community School of the Arts helps paves the way towards a brighter future for them.

Define your art. Define yourself. Define your future.