Casita Center is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IBPYP) Candidate School. IBPYP is a curriculum framework focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer. It also opens students’ minds to the value of language and how it communicates the richness of so many cultures. In an effort to be the model of educational excellence, every Casita teacher is enrolled at Cal State San Marcos through the Extended Studies Program to earn an IBPYP Certificate. Casita is also a magnet school of choice with a STEM theme. Weekly, students attend labs where they learn coding and programing in addition to environmental science. On our campus we have turned a wetlands conservation easement into a Schoolyard Habitat/Outdoor Education Classroom. We also have a certified Wild life Habitat Garden, a butterfly garden, a music playground and an Imagination Playground in a Box. We are a diverse community that reflects the demographics of VUSD. We hold high expectations for ALL students. Welcome to Casita, a school of choice in VUSD.