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Circle School of the Arts (CSA) is a specialized arts high school within Circle Christian School. CSA currently offers a Musical Theatre track only. CSA’s Musical Theatre track is a pre-professional program designed to equip students to fulfill their God-given calling in the theatrical arts and is designed for young Christian artists who are serious about their craft. CSA’s theatre track program provides students with a firm academic grounding in the field, as well as providing hands-on instruction for the purpose of artistic development. Through challenging coursework and guidance from a faculty of Christian artist-educators, students develop their skills in all aspects of theatre. Training includes acting techniques, dance technique and styles, vocal coaching and music skills, behind-the-scenes production experience, and much more. As a Christ-centered institution, it is also our goal to challenge and inspire students to approach their studies, their craft, their art, indeed their entire lives, in a manner that fully integrates their personal faith in Jesus Christ. Since 2011, Circle School of the Arts has been proud to provide students with the tools to explore the full potential of their own unique, God-given talents. When students leave CSA, they take with them a broad range of experiences and are prepared for success not only in university and conservatory programs and the professional world of theatre, but indeed in all walks of life.

Students who successfully complete all four years are eligible to receive an Arts Honors Diploma. Read more about the Arts Honors Diploma below!

Students may apply for this program any year while in high school.

CSA students are admitted by application and audition. This application is separate from the Circle Christian School application. All CSA students must be accepted CCS students in good standing.


Admission for Circle School of the Arts is as easy as 1-2-3.



Students who successfully complete the four year track will be eligible to receive an ARTS HONORS DIPLOMA distinguishing them and their time in high school as dedicated to a specific arts discipline. Having successfully completed four years of intensive study and receiving an ARTS HONORS DIPLOMA will give the student a stronger advantage as they apply, audition, and compete for placement in universities and conservatories with other seniors graduating from public and private performing arts high schools.



Experience in the Circle School of the Arts theatre program prepares students for successful auditions at leading theatre programs at the college and conservatory level. Recent graduates have been accepted and/or are attending the following schools:

  • Asbury University
  • CAP21
  • Denison University
  • Elon University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Hope College
  • Liberty University
  • North Carolina Wesleyan
  • NYU Steinhardt
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Point Park University
  • Seminole State College
  • Southeastern University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • Valencia State College
  • Wheaton University
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  • Circle Theatre Company has won numerous Dr. Phillips Center Applause Awards, including Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Choreographer, Outstanding Music Director, Outstanding Lead Performers, Outstanding Supporting Performers, Outstanding Dancers, Outstanding Costume Design, and Outstanding Set Design
  • CSA 2023 graduate Brooke Leggiero named 2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Central Florida
  • CSA students have been recognized as National Merit Finalists.
  • CSA students have received thousands in scholarship funds for their academic and artistic achievements.
  • CSA 2014 graduate Lauren Boone Theriault named 1st runner up in Florida’s 2014 Distinguished Young Woman program.
  • CSA 2013 graduate Ciera Horton McElroy named Florida’s 2013 Distinguished Young Woman and placed 2nd runner up in the 2013 National Distinguished Young Women program displaying her musical theatre talent.
  • CSA graduates have been accepted into world-renowned music programs, visual art programs, honors colleges, film programs, and WinShape Foundation leadership programs.
  • Circle School of the Arts has been featured on the national television’s PBS Artisodes.
  • Circle Theatre Company has been recognized as the BEST THEATRE GROUP by the Orlando A-List.

K-12 Arts Opportunities

Circle Christian School has a vibrant theatre program for K-12th grade, whether your student is a beginner, just wants to try out a class, or is a serious theatre student. All students who participate in our program will gain skills including public speaking, confidence, communication, collaborating with others, and creative problem-solving. Training provides students with the tools to explore the full potential of their own unique, God-given abilities and talents.

Circle Christian School also offers elective classes in multiple disciplines including acting, music, dance, and visual arts. Click on "Arts Electives" to view all the classes we offer.

Please note: All upper school theatre classes (7th-12th) are offered at our Winter Springs Campus location only. Lower school extracurricular arts classes are offered on every campus.


Circle utilizes a variety of campus locations, so that families have the opportunity to choose programs best suited to their student’s needs.

Winter Park

Calvary Orlando
1199 Clay St.
Winter Park, FL 32789

Winter Garden

Harvest Korean Presbyterian 16796 E. Davenport Road
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Winter Springs

Foundry Church
1491 E SR 434
Winter Springs, FL 32708