In November 2010, Wiseburn voters approved yet another school construction bond for $87 million to build Wiseburn High School. This was the first time in California history that an elementary district approved bonds to build a high school. After seven years of working with local, county and state entities, Wiseburn High School, Home of the Da Vinci high schools was opened in November 2017. A four decade community dream was realized!
There is a well deserved reputation for educational excellence within the Wiseburn Unified School District. Both parents and others perceive the District as successfully offering a personalized learning process focused on mastery of basic and 21st Century skills within a safe, positive, and orderly learning environment. Acquisition of skills needed to compete in a global economy is a major thrust. Staff members are highly committed and students achieve. The staff is dedicated to maintaining high academic standards for students and continuing the tradition of pride in the District.
To complement the strong academic tradition, Wiseburn is an Arts for All District! Since 2006, Wiseburn has proudly participated in Arts for All. This Los Angeles County-wide initiative is focused on providing high quality arts education for every public school student. As a Public School Arts (P.S. Arts) District, we believe that the arts are a vital and indispensable part of the comprehensive education of every student.
In June 2013, Wiseburn launched its own Preschool Program and Wiseburn Child Development Center (WCDC). The preschool offers two classes at Anza and two at Cabrillo for our three and four year-olds. The before and after school programs offer outstanding child care from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. while the children are not in class.
On November 5, 2013, Wiseburn voters resoundingly approved the formation of Wiseburn Unified School District. For the first time in our 121-year history, Wiseburn offered a seamless and well articulated K-12 program for the Wiseburn and greater South Bay community. The partnership between Wiseburn Unified School District and Da Vinci Schools represents a creative approach to providing an articulated K-12 program. The four charter high school option provides the "best of both worlds". By maintaining small learning communities, like Wiseburn K-8 schools, where students are known by name and valued for their unique contributions, Da Vinci students benefit from a culture where students cannot easily "fall through the cracks." By thoughtfully adding programs available to all high school students such as CIF sports, dances/prom, music, visual and performing arts, Da Vinci students can also receive many of the more traditional high school experiences found at much larger high schools. Most large comprehensive high schools are re-thinking the effectiveness of that structure and are breaking themselves apart into "academies" and "schools within a school". At Da Vinci, our Wiseburn students already have a successful small learning community, and now a state-of-the-art building to house it all.