Bullis Charter School (BCS) is a small K-8 public school that emphasizes individualized learning, Project-Based Learning, an enriched curriculum during school and optional after-school programs, and national best practices with a focus on 21st century skills for academic excellence.
Every student has Focused Learning Goals (FLGs) based on his/her unique needs, with goals ranging from core academics to developing social and organizational skills.
Every student possesses individualized academic objectives exceeding state standards. The curriculum, teaching style, and textbooks are designed and chosen from the best practices in elementary education across the nation. We are proud that in the 2012-13 school year, Bullis Charter School achieved an API of 990. Since its inception, BCS has consistently been in the top 1% of elementary schools in California.
Every student spends time analyzing, integrating, and applying concepts to real-life learning opportunities. Compared to most schools, schoolwork includes more writing and project-based assignments, and fewer fill-in-the-blanks worksheets.
Every student participates in science, drama, dance, vocal and instrumental music, art, and physical education. In addition, all students participate in a variety of elective classes with a focus on "educating the whole child".
BCS offers an integrated Foreign Language Program, the first of its kind in a Los Altos public school.
The Middle School Program (Grades 7 & 8) offers block scheduling, more opportunities for individualized learning, and "intersessions" where students move beyond the classroom and engage in active learning in the real world. Read more about the BCS Middle School here.