We Believe

  • Students reach their potential when they are engaged, encouraged, challenged and supported in the pursuit of their interests, passions and talents.
  • All students are creative, unique and can learn.
  • Education is a collaborative effort among students, staff, parents, guardians and the community.
  • In valuing the diversity of students, staff and the community.
  • Every student has a voice that deserves to be heard.
  • Safe and welcoming schools help students and staff reach their potential.
  • Educational experiences for students and staff are continually improved through systems of accountability.
  • Education must be purposeful, challenging and innovative.

Characteristics of a BUSD Graduate

  • Inquisitive with a desire to be lifelong learners.
  • Self-sufficient, self-motivated and socially responsible individuals.
  • Fully prepared and equipped for college or career in the 21st Century.
  • Collaborative, creative, critical thinkers with strong communication skills.
  • Compassionate, respectful and possess a high degree of integrity.
  • Resilient with the willingness to persevere.
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial and adaptable.
  • Globally aware and environmentally responsible citizens.
  • Capable of recognizing the talents in themselves so they can be fulfilled, compassionate and engaged individuals.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Congratulations to Robert Semple!

Congratulations! After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California, by the California Honor Roll presented by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE)  Robert Semple...

2018-05-18 BTA-BUSD Negotiations TA Communication

The Benicia Unified School District and the Benicia Teachers’ Association announce that following challenging negotiations leading to impasses, they have reached a mediated, tentative agreement during the Fact Finding proceedings May 17-18,2018…

BUSD Employees of the Year

The Benicia Unified School District is excited to announce our Employees of the Year. The Teacher of the Year is Ms. Mellissa Harley from Mary Farmar Elementary. Video here.  The Classified Employee of the Year is Ms. Heather Collum from Mary Farmar...

TK - K new student enrollment starts Feb 1st. Please call your local school for an appointment.Student Enrollment Page
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