An independent day school for grades 6-12


The CSUS Fine Arts mission is to educate students in the fundamental techniques of visual and performing arts. We provide a safe environment where students can express themselves. Through the artistic process, students learn to explore, define, create, present and evaluate. Our programs prepare students for a lifetime of participation in the arts as artists, performers, educated viewers, audience members and advocates of the arts.

Fine Arts at Crystal

The CSUS Fine Arts believe in the importance of providing students with a progressive, experiential, visual and performing arts curriculum that offers exploration as well as depth and breadth. We believe the arts are for everyone from the novice to the experienced, and we will provide a creative outlet for every student. We strive to cultivate self-expression, an understanding of the language of the arts, appreciation of the intrinsic value of the arts, and a working knowledge that a multitude of solutions exist to solve artistic challenges. We believe that the arts are part of the human experience and are an essential part of a quality education.

Fine Arts Department

List of 8 members.

  • Maggie Fongheiser 

    Head of Fine Arts Dept., Dance teacher
  • John Hauer 

    Theater Manager, US Video Arts
  • Sean Hyland 

    MS Art teacher
  • Vicky Mann-Hauer 

    US Vocal Music teacher
  • Kym Matossian 

    US Art & Photography teacher
  • Bruce Mishkit 

    US Instrumental Music teacher, Spring Pit Musical Director
  • Caitlin Savage 

  • Cristina Shin 

    US Technology & Graphic Arts teacher