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Vista Unified School District

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    Casita Center an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme. 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). 
    ** Mission Statement : 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.

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    School hours

    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.

    Common sense digital citizenship certified school 2015-2016

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    School flyers - Peachjar

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    School messenger

    Hand holding a mobile phoneOur school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.  Click for more info

    Student Links

    VUSD Names 2019 Golden Apple Recipient


    Leethel Farmer has served students of VUSD for more than 19 years. She has been instrumental in Casita Center’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Global School authorization. As the IB coordinator, she provides professional development to teachers at her site. She is also a respected IB leader throughout the state of California and the country.

    Teachers, parents, and students come to Leethel for mentoring and support. She provides feedback to help teachers strengthen their instructional practices and supports all students to ensure success. She was influential in the creation and development of Casita’s Schoolyard Habitat, which launched many global community partnerships for the school.

    Women of Impact Celebration

    Assembly member Tasha Boerner Horvath 76th District recognized several women leaders for their contributions to the the community.Congratulations to honorees (from left to right): Julia Mendoza; Arika Ferguson; Jenny Chien; Mary Baker; Asm. Tasha Boerner Horvath; Kommah McDowell; Dr. Arcela Núñez-Alvarez; Elaine Feuer-Barton; and Carolyn Grant.

    Casita Center IB World School

    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

    5/6-5/10:  Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

    5/9: 5th Grade Exhibition

    5/24: PTA Family Dance

    5/26:  Vista Strawberry Run

    5/27:  Memorial Day                            No School

    2019 Parent & Guardian Annual Survey


    Summer Meals 2019


    School Safetywith Dr. Kimble, Superintendent , Dr. Kyle Ruggles, Executive Director of Student Support Services and Jeff Geyer, Safety and Environmental Manager of VUSD.

    Casita Center: with Laura Smith

    Superintendent's safety blog

    Superintendent s safety blog

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    Your questions will be added to the blog with responses, when appropriate.

    Casita wellness snapshot

    Casita wellness snapshot