Ballington Academy Charter School for the Arts & Sciences


Ballington Academy charter school offers free public charter schools with a TK-6th school location in El Centro and TK-5th location in San Bernardino.
Our school has an innovative educational experience for students. We take a hands-on, project-based approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

All students in California are eligible to enroll FREE. No inter-district transfer requirements are necessary. We offer a unique learning opportunity that will prepare your child for success at the next level and into adulthood.

Our Schools Deliver Academic Rigor and Results
taught by credentialed educators:

  • Innovative Science and Engineering Laboratory Program

  • Curriculum is Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Aligned in Mathematics and English Language Arts

  • Full Adoption of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

  • Twenty five or fewer students per classroom

  • Individual attention for your child

  • Specialized instruction including accelerated curriculum, a technology and computer lab and after-school tutoring

  • Full day kindergarten

  • Transitional kindergarten

  • Kindergarten

“The thing I like most about Ballington is that I get a really good education. I am doing so much better now that I am at Ballington than I was at my old school.”

– Clarissa, 6th Grader

Education is the single most important factor
transforming the life of a young child
and building strong healthy communities.


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Ballington Academy for the Arts & Sciences is available to all California students and no inter-district transfer is required. We emphasize Science, Technology, English, Arts and Math (STEAM) in a unique, experience-based learning environment.

Children who turn 5 before Sept 2 are eligible for Kindergarten.
Children who turn 5 between Sept 2 and April 1 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.
Ballington offers full-day programs for both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten