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Casita Center is a candidate school * for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

* Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
** Mission Statement from the IB: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better an more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.  These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

School Hours

Monday (and all minimum days)

8:15 a.m. - 1:06 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday

8:15 a.m. - 2:33 p.m.



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On January 3, 2017, magnet school offices will begin accepting applications for all students interested in enrollment. The Vista Unified School District Magnet School Common Application (“Magnet Application”) must be completed and received by the magnet school to which the student is applying by February 24, 2017 in order to be considered for admission for the 2017-18 school year. If, after the admissions deadline and admission, targets are not reached at individual sites, the admissions deadline may be extended. Postmark is not acceptable. Post-deadline applications will be accepted after the lottery and placed at the bottom of the waitlist in the order they are received. The Magnet Application form will be available online, at the magnet school offices, and at the VUSD Student Support Services office.


Students interested in enrollment in a magnet school for the 2017-18 school year must complete a new application. Applications and waitlist numbers from previous years are no longer valid. Students under expulsion at the time of the lottery are ineligible for magnet school admissions.


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Please contact the office to schedule a tour date:


Date Time Time

Wednesday, March 1

9:45-11:00 1:00-2:15


Casita Recognized with Top Statewide Honor

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Mission Statement


The mission of Casita Center, the school of choice for internationally minded stewards of the future, is for each child to maximize his or her unique potential through a wide variety of inquiry based learning opportunities, characterized by a:

  • collaborative community

  • dedicated staff

  • focus on educating the whole child

  • 21st century learning environment

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**Jenny Chien Anderson** 2017 California Teacher of the Year


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Ca Superintendent Tom Torlakson applauds Jenny Chien Anderson at the California Teacher of the Year Gala

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