Bay View Academy (BVA) is a public, independent K-8 charter school that opened its doors for the first time in 2011. Like traditional public schools, BVA is free and open to all students; however, the school will accept donations from families. 

Founded on the core principles of community, innovation, and passion for learning, BVA offers a broad academic program that sparks imaginations and produces creative and critical thinkers. Using charter school flexibility, BVA allows students to discover and pursue their interests, offers hands-on learning, actively involves parents, and extends the classroom beyond its walls into the community. 

Community involvement, including partnerships with local educational, cultural and research organizations enriches the academic program. At BVA, all children are artists, authors, scientists, musicians, and mathematicians.

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Mission: ​The mission of BVA is to provide rich and interactive learning opportunities that extend beyond the state standards, spark imaginations and produce creative, independent thinkers. Student­ centered, interdisciplinary thematic units are developed by teachers, creating partnerships with local educational, cultural, and scientific research organizations to enhance learning of languages, history, the arts, and sciences. Innovative and talented teachers engage students in learning while preparing them to become creative and compassionate members of our community.

Vision:​ We see a future in which Bay View Academy is a treasured focal point of our neighborhood and community. Children learn to be inquisitive, independent and responsible.Teachers receive the support they need for educating and nurturing the whole child to their full potential. Strong parent and community partnerships enrich the learning experience and instill a sense of civic pride and awareness. Collaboration flourishes, creating a virtuous cycle that strengthens communities and prepares children to tackle challenges and opportunities in the 21 century.