Our school sits high on a hill in the Paradise Hills community. cooled by ocean breezes and offering students a commanding view of San Diego.
We have a richly diverse student population. We offer rigorous academics that prepares students for the global marketplace. To really focus students on achieving mastery of their core curriculum, we separate each grade in a separate area for their core classes. For added safety, we require to have their student ID cards at all times.
Bell students start their day with a 10-minute small-group advisory class designed to strengthen support between student and staff. Students are inspired and rewarded when they reach high expectations for academic and social/ emotional success by being on PARR- Prepared, Accountable, Respectful and Responsible.
Literacy and mathematics support classes are provided for students needing added academic support to achieve proficiency levels. We work hard to ensure that students do not fall behind their classmates to ensure long-term success in school. Students can participate in tutoring, homework assistance, sports and various clubs. Electives include instrumental music, drama, AVID and language instruction in Spanish and Filipino.
Our school has successfully won added funding for special programs that support academics, teach tolerance and combat the destructive influence of gangs and violence.
In the arts our school excels. We have award-winning music programs in band and orchestra. And our drama programs are excellent offering challenging and engaging experiences for all students.
The Bell difference is also apparent in our outreach to keep parents and guardians actively involved in their children's education. We have Math and Science Nights and a multitude of involvement opportunities at Bell. We hold monthly coffee with the principal and evening town-hall-style parents meetings. We encourage parents/guardians to serve on school committees and volunteer to supervise the students during lunch periods. Having parents on our team ensures a stronger academic success for students and it makes our school a more dynamic place to be. We invite you to see Bell Middle School in action!