Current program: P.S. ARTS, a non-profit foundation, provides visual and performing arts instruction at all the elementary schools. The Morgan-Wixson Theatre provides opportunities for elementary students to attend theatre performances. Santa Monica Playhouse offers workshops for students and classroom teachers. SMEF and PTSAs fund after-school "non credit" drama programs at John Adams and Lincoln Middle Schools that put on spring musicals. Malibu Middle, Malibu High, Olympic High, and Samohi offer classes in acting and stagecraft technology.
Performances: John Adams Middle School and SMASH, Lincoln Middle School, and Malibu Middle School present an all-school musical each year. Malibu High School and Santa Monica High School each perform a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. In addition, Santa Monica High School presents the cabaret-style “Public Domain” in the spring.
Honors: Samohi students participate in the Drama Teachers of Southern California (DTASC) annual Fall Festivals and Shakespeare Festivals.