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Central Academy of Arts
and Technology

A free, public, charter school, open to all children. 

Learn more about the Central Academy of Arts and Technology!

Mission Statement

Central Academy of Arts and Technology (Caat) creates an equitable learning environment where the exceptional talents of every child can be developed, and their lives are enriched through technology and the arts. 

Vision Statement

Central Academy of Arts and Technology (CAAT) takes a systemic approach to equitable education, implementing structures and systems that allow every child to achieve at high levels. CAAT nurtures constructive relationships to bring people together from diverse backgrounds and experiences, building a stronger community ready to embrace the future. The school empowers empathetic leaders through a technology-based and creative learning experience that is personalized for each child. At CAAT, every child cultivates their own unique interests and has their individuality celebrated. The schooling at CAAT prepares students to lead, innovate, and create opportunities in their community.

What makes the Central Academy of Arts and Technology different? 

  • A comprehensive TK-12 experience for children and families

  • Rigorous academics integrated with arts and technology 

  • Daily arts and technology electives for all children 

  • Dual enrollment 

  • Service learning and externships

Our Team. A Track Record of Success. 

Our founding members are a growing coalition of parents, educators, business, and nonprofit leaders who share a vision for a diverse, inclusive, personalized and comprehensive school that promotes equity by changing systems in education.


The CAAT  team is led by experienced educators and charter school leaders who have worked for the last 10+ years to help establish the highest performing Charter schools in some of the most undervalued communities in Kern County. These educators are now bringing their experiences to the heart of Bakersfield. They are experts at creating a culture of excellence, developing and retaining talent, and managing the business of running a high-quality charter school. 


Our team is committed to proving that Bakersfield is ready for choice and high quality education! Families and educators in our community are hungry for change and can work together to give more children access to an education that meets their unique needs. 

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