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Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Each week, all students are engaged in P.E. sessions incorporating sports and activities that are fun, challenging, and that keep them in motion and working together.  The BV PTA sponsors two forty-minute lessons for each 1-5 grade class per week, one per week in kindergarten.  Our Buena Vista physical education program strives to improve students' physical fitness, coordination and sportsmanship, and instill in them a lifelong desire to keep moving and playing.  

A wealth of research has proven that studying music can have a profound impact on student achievement across a range of subjects–from reading to math and more. Supported by this research, CEF believes that providing early exposure to music is critical for CUSD students.

CEF’s investments in district-wide music include:

Thanks to annual grants from CEF totaling more than $200,000 per year, the Carlsbad Unified School District has been able, since 2009-2010 and for the first time in the recent past, to hire and train the teachers needed to offer weekly vocal and instrumental music classes at all nine CUSD elementary schools. This program serves 200 classrooms and nearly 5,000 students per year.


Students at Buena Vista are so fortunate to have a PTA that supports the arts and prioritizes it in their annual budget.  This year, students will participate two one-hour art lessons monthly with a credentialed teacher.

Art lessons are connected to the California Standards for Visual Arts and each student has multiple opportunities to learn about artists and accomplish pieces in their particular style while trying as many different mediums as possible.

The PTA Reflections Program is a national program where students submit art associated with the annual theme of the competition.  Judging takes place at multiple levels beginning at the site and potentially ending at the national.  We look forward to seeing how our little dolphins respond to this amazing program and hope to have some art selections move on to state competition.