Join the Hive!
Here in a the historic center of Santa Cruz, we have created a learning community built on college prep, career training, self-discovery and leadership. As a public school, enrolling at Branciforte Middle gives students access to more.
Branciforte provides a
Warm Welcome to Middle School & a bridge to Success in High School.
It's a big transition. We make it easy to succeed with a newly expansive team of Counselors & Mental Health Experts, and a social/emotional learning curriculum that fosters Tolerant, Empowering Environments.
This support, along with connection opportunities in 15+ clubs, varied Athletic Teams, Performing Arts, our Arts Academy Activities & more, we ensure all students are met with open doors & Encouragement.
Branciforte has more
At Branciforte Middle, we believe potential should be met with opportunity. Our College Prep academics include:
Mathematics at Grade-level & Accelerated Pathway / Science Curriculum developed in cooperation with the UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science / English Language Arts built to develop college-prep writing & literary analysis / Social Studies tied with National Geographic & built to bridge to High School / World Language track putting students on the path to our seal of biliteracy / Tech Literacy on a foundation of data analysis and computer science.
Branciforte has more Athletics
We know that sports drive development, self-confidence and cooperation. Our students can apply themselves in one of our many thriving teams:
Cross Country / Girls' Basketball / Boys Soccer / Cheer Team / Boys' Basketball / Girls' Soccer / Girls' Volleyball /
Wrestling / Flag Football / Golf
Track / Boys’ Volleyball / Girls’ Softball
Branciforte has rich Arts & Opportunities
At B40, we believe education should aim higher than graduation. Our students have access to a wealth of hands-on, technical career coursework to explore options, hone skills and aim high:
Biotechnology / Sustainable Agriculture /
Graphic Design / Welding / IT Essentials /
Floral Design / Woodworking / Bike Technology /
Culinary Arts / Fire Science / Auto Technology /
Sports Medicine / Construction / Photography /
Healthcare / Music Production
Branciforte has more Mental Health Support
As well as a full counseling department, whose counselors provide personal as well as academic counseling, Branciforte Middle employs a full-time Social Emotional Counselor who serves the student body as a licensed Mental Health Professional.
Branciforte has more Connections & more Diversity
As a public school, Branciforte is built on the belief that not only are all welcome, but that a diversity of perspectives and experiences drives broader and faster development for all students.
Developing minds need variety - they need each other. When a class isn't curated, students have a greater connection to their community and society.
Branciforte has more Leadership Opportunities
Our bustling community of students, thriving clubs, athletic & performing arts teams, student government body, peer tutoring program & community connections (to local programs, partners and government) empower Branciforte students with unique opportunities to develop as the leaders of tomorrow.