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When do classes at BVCA begin and end each day?

All elementary classes (K-8th) begin each day at 8:00 AM and are dismissed at 3:00 PM. Preschool classes also begin at 8 AM. The length of the day is determined by your program choice.

What is the class size?

Class sizes for grades K-5 are limited to 22-24 students. Class size for grades 6-8 is 24. Preschool classes maintain a ratio of 1 teacher per 12 students.

Is extended care available?

Extended care for Bella Vista students is available from 6:00 Am until 6:00 PM. There is an additional fee for this service. We also offer a full day "Summer Extended Care" program.

Are Bella Vista Students required to wear uniforms?

Yes. Students are required to wear a red, navy or white collared shirt and navy or khaki pants/skirt/shorts.

How are student learning difficulties dealt with?

Our class sizes and highly skilled teachers allow us to provide for the diverse needs of some students. However, we may not be able to accommodate all learning needs. Please contact the Principal, Peggy Haase, ( if you have specific questions.

Will my child take any standardized testing?

All students in second grade and above take a yearly standardized test. We use Performance Series by Scantron. The tests cover four areas: reading, math, language and science.

When is the first day of school?

We utilize a modified traditional year calendar. The first day of school is typically August 1 and the last day of school normally is at the end of May. There is a 2 week intersession at the end of each quarter.

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