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special events

Join us for special events to see how we challenge what is possible in public education.

Junior Olympics

Bullis Charter School (BCS) will be hosting the exciting Junior Olympics event with eight other local charter schools on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at the Foothill College Track in Los Altos Hills, CA. Nine years ago, BCS initiated this bi-annual event as a way for over 800 K-8 charter school students and families to celebrate education and community.

More info on this event is found on this page.

Plays & Musicals

The Performing Arts Program showcases BCS students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade several times each semester.  Fall 2015 productions included the comedic Haphazardly Ever After and a new play entitled The Aliens are Coming! The Aliens are Coming! Fully staged musical productions of Into the WoodsThe Lion King, and Guys and Dolls presented in Spring 2016 feature over 200 student performers and a completely student-run technical crew.

More production info is found here.

BCS Code-a-Thon

The BCS Middle School Code-a-Thon is an opportunity for students with all levels of coding expertise to spend the day exploring technology and coding with their classmates and peers. Students participate in a series of activities focused on coding and learning, and the day culminates in students showcasing their projects.

Bullis Boosters Club Events

The Bullis Boosters Club (BBC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Bullis Charter School (BCS) students, staff, and families with a variety of school and community events to unify the BCS school community.

See pictures and a list of some of these here.

Choral Concerts

The BCS Choral Program is over 200 students strong with six different ensembles that perform in various concerts, festivals, and adjudications throughout the year. Winter performances include singing at the Los Altos Tree Lighting and the Winter Concert held at the First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto. In the spring, middle school choral students put together an entertaining Pops Concert and choirs perform in the LASD Choral Festival alongside students from Egan, Blach, Covington, and Springer schools.

Read about these concerts (and more) here.


BCS grades 6-8 students are tasked with researching and creating an idea that would positively impact our community by leveraging IoT technology. “Innovate Together”, a unique collaboration between Cisco Education and BCS, is aimed at teaching students how to identify a problem, how to complete research to validate it, and how to brainstorm solutions and effectively communicate a solution in a pitch format. This year’s winning student group created a proposal for “The Sellery”, which would distribute fresh salads through vending machines.

Read more about the initiative here.

Active Learning

From teaching families to engage with math together at our Family Math Nights to showing students what S.T.E.A.M. looks like “in action” at our S.T.E.A.M. Day, BCS provides these unique learning opportunities in an effort to support the life-long love of learning for both parents and students alike.

Find out more about these activities here.

Spelling Bee

BCS participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee by hosting a yearly bee for students in grades 3-8. Students elect to participate in a school bee that allows them to advance to regional and national competitions. At the most recent school bee, held in January 2016, BCS saw students participating in an oral bee lasting in excess of 20 rounds. The winner of this bee, 6th grader Amelia Salamacha, ended up advancing to the KPIX Bay Area Spelling Bee held in March 2016.