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Welcome to Branciforte

About Us

Welcome to Branciforte Middle School in Santa Cruz, California. We recently proudly celebrated Branciforte’s 65th year of student and staff excellence. A comprehensive middle school serving 465 students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Branciforte is a learning community that provides an academic and extra curricular program that promotes the success of all students.


We believe middle school is a big step that deserves a warm welcome.

Mission Statement

B40 is a creative and stimulating learning community built on a foundation of respect and integrity, where individuals are safe, known well, and cared for, where everyone contributes and values the contributions of others, where everyone learns every day, and where scholarship leads to academic excellence.​

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