Parents of Colburn Community School Students

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Parental involvement is a critical contributing factor for success at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts. On these pages, you’ll learn more about our services, campus, and other information important to the Colburn community.


We want our students to feel comfortable so they can focus on their studies and enjoy their experiences on the Colburn School campus. Safety remains our utmost priority, so in addition to having an on-campus security staff presence, we’ve instituted various policies.

Visitors to Colburn

Whether you’re here to enjoy one of our numerous performances, to visit the Colburn School library, or dine in the Colburn Café, you’re welcomed to park in Colburn’s Lot 3, Athena Parking, located on Second Street between Olive and Hill Streets. Contact with any questions.

Directions to nearby parking options


Security Escorts

Our security officers are available to accompany students and visitors to parking areas or across the plaza to wait for transportation between 10 pm and 2:30 am seven days a week. Make a reservation to be escorted by calling the security office at (213) 621-4500.

Emergency Notifications


Informacast is an alert notification system that communicates emergencies to the Colburn School community through text messages. In the event of an emergency, including fire or active shooter, text messages will notify you of the nature of the emergency, what to do during the emergency, and when the situation is resolved and safe.

Informacast is available to all of the Colburn School community, including students and parents of the Community School of Performing Arts. You can register for the service by texting “#emergencynotification” to (818) 423-4168. Contact Security Director Sandra Gendron with any questions or for assistance in registering at

Emergency Phone System

You’ll find emergency phones, indicated with blue lights, throughout campus and parking structures. These phones directly connect you with the campus security office. You can also seek assistance by calling (213) 621-4500.

Parking Decal

We ask drivers to request a parking decal from the security operations center.

Lost and Found

If you think you’ve left behind a personal belonging, check for it at the security office, which is where items found without an owner are stored. Be prepared to offer evidence of ownership. Also, you can file a report of lost items with a security officer.

Practice Room Access

The Colburn School has state-of-the-art practice rooms that can be reserved for up to two hours each day for Community School students taking private lessons.

Colburn in Los Angeles

The Colburn School is proud to be part of a larger community in downtown Los Angeles. We encourage parents to see what other performing arts institutions are in the neighborhood as well as check out local eateries. Click here to read more about the downtown arts corridor and what else there is to see and do in the area.

Colburn School Library

The Colburn School Library houses 24,000 scores and parts, 8,000 audio-visual materials, and thousands of books, all valuable resources to our students, faculty, and staff. You’ll have access to complete editions of works by major composers, texts detailing music and dance history, and videos of various performances. Checkout privileges are restricted to students, staff, and faculty, though parents and the public are welcome to peruse our collections on site. Click here to read more about our policies.

Colburn Café

Come enjoy the casual and relaxing atmosphere of the Colburn Café, conveniently located on campus. Grab a cup of coffee, or order up breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Our chefs have developed a menu featuring delicious, seasonal and local ingredients that come from within 150 miles of Los Angeles. While you’re at the café, pick up some Colburn School swag.

Practice Rooms

Students who wish to practice before or after class or who want to come to the Colburn campus during their free time to get in some practice time are encouraged to reserve one of our 45 spacious and beautiful practice rooms, which are available 24 hours a day.