At La Cañada High School, our mission is to "provide programs that will enable our students to become successful leaders in society." To that end, the Theatre Department is proud to offer a comprehensive theatrical training program using a rigorous conservatory curriculum set in a rotational schedule that allows the students to fully explore the different genres of theatre.
The curriculum for each year of drama has been horizontally and vertically integrated to ensure proper educational development for every student and is fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Every year, over 150 students enroll in the Theatre Department and produce a professional season of theatre consisting of 8 full productions under the direction of department chair, Justin Eick, as a way of bringing their conservatory studies to life.
Our students have gone on to attend some of the finest colleges in the country for theatre including Carnegie Mellon University, The Juilliard School, The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, U.C. San Diego, UCLA, USC, Wagner College, Emerson College, University of Michigan and the Pace School of Performing Arts at Pace University.