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Bay View

Bay View Elementary is a neighborhood TK-5th public school, offering both a rigorous & enriching program providing high expectations, comprehensive supports and connection in our West Side community.

Our developmentally appropriate, play-centric programs are open to all students, setting a welcoming tone & establishing a lifelong love of learning!

Open to all kids Turning 5 September 2nd 2024 - June 2, 2025



Open to all kids Turning 5 by September 1st 2024!

Why choose 
Bay View

A unique Community

Bay View is a unique school at a bustling neighborhood crossroads. We work to instill creative thinking and a healthy development for all students.

At our school, learners are rigorously pushed to their highest potential of excellence with a diverse curriculum and unique enrichment opportunities & supported with a system dynamic instruction and on-on-one attention.

We work to make our school a welcoming home for all, guiding all to grow as learners and human beings. We like to say Bay View is "Where Everyone is Somebody."

Watch: UCSC students teach Bay View Chinese in linguistic and cultural showcase!

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"Both my kids had awesome experiences at Bay View! We have loved our teachers, staff and community.

Annouschka Collins 

"Our teacher connects with the kids and has an ability to motivate them to work hard and enjoy learning

Bay View Parent

"In my child’s words, her teacher is "the best teacher in the world.”


Miss Johnston is thoughtful, kind and conscientious. She teaches her students how to be the best people they can be.

Bay View Parent


school offers more

We have the deepest roots in our Santa Cruz community, the most experienced teachers, the most student supports, the most mental health supports, the most partnerships with local resources and opportunities.

As our students move into the secondary, we have the most college prep courses, the most career paths, the ​most extracurriculars, the most leadership opportunities.

Public school offers  the most diversity, the most community and the most history. We have the most help for those who need it, the most opportunities for those who excel.

And you, like all, are welcome.

Bay View is committed to family empowerment

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The center, which provides computer & printing, local job board, parenting support literature, food, toiletries & access to Bay View's Counselor, Community Coordinator & Social Worker was featured on the online front page of the Sentinel, KSBW Action News 8 & Univision. Come by yourself: 7:30am to 6pm in the Library!

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