Bullis Charter School (BCS), located in Los Altos, California, provides students and parents with an innovative, empowering and results oriented public school choice. At BCS, our programs inspire children and staff to reach for their full potential in an environment that nurtures collaboration, mutual respect, civic responsibility & lifelong love of learning. 
BCS has twice been named a California Distinguished School (2008 & 2014) for its signature STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program and personalized learning in the form of Focused Learning Goals (FLGs) for every student.  BCS is one of only fourteen schools in the state to be recognized for having an Exemplary Visual and Performing Arts program by the California Department of Education and is a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

BCS is Only K-8 Program in Los Altos to Receive Prestigious Award

The U.S Department of Education designated Bullis Charter School a National Blue Ribbon School for the 2013-2014 school year.

For over 30 years, the NBRS Program has been recognizing exemplary schools from across the country in an ongoing effort to illuminate best practices in education. This year, BCS will be one of just 287 public schools throughout the country to receive this very prestigious award. 

The official press release from the US Department of Education, and more information about our award can be found here

This is a tremendous honor for our school that validates the strength of our programs, the dedication of our educators, and the tireless support of our parent community.  We are immensely proud of our teachers and students for this recognition of their hard work and love of learning — together, these bright young minds are helping set a new standard of academic excellence in public education.

With this award, we have taken another step in fulfilling our mission of providing a well-rounded education tailored to meet individual academic needs while also inspiring children, faculty and staff to reach beyond themselves to achieve their full potential. 

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At Bullis Charter School, our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) curriculum is fully integrated into our core instruction in every grade K-8.  S.T.E.A.M. learning is often integrated into Project Based Learning and Design Thinking units, which utilize the FabLab@BCS and the MakerSpace programs we offer to every student at BCS.