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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.


If you’re interested in having your child attend our free public charter school, simply complete our school interest form!

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.