What If High School Kids Could . . . Weld a bike frame? Edit digital video? Take a patient’s blood pressure? Cut and color hair? Organize a volunteer awards dinner? Build a gazebo? Install a hard drive? Host a radio show? Plant a garden? Repair a vacuum cleaner? Spay or neuter a dog? Change a diaper? Manage a spreadsheet? Construct a window display? Help with homework? Letter a sign? Design a photovoltaic system? Teach a class? Plant a tree? … Make Your Education Work
With collaborative, experiential, and traditional methods, Bitney imbues our students with profound curiosity, a love of learning, and a clear sense of self direction.
We're Different Because You're Different
At Bitney, we aim high academically. Our teachers are expected to meet or exceed the California State Educational Standards for each discipline. Instruction happens in interesting, unique, collaborative, and diversified ways. See what Big Picture Learning is all about. Enroll by March 1 to join us for 2017-18.
The Bitney Difference
Our program gets students ready for the world
Art, music, dance, yoga, bouldering, mountain biking, computer programming, game design, and so much more!
Learning Thru Experiences
From Wilderness Week to Ultimate Frisbee to Intersession, Bitney's academic year is filled with experiences to take learning to the next level.
There are many ways to support Bitney, like volunteering your time. Here are three other important ways we can use your help:
Annual Giving Campaign
Help us reach $15K
- We need 100% participation
- Just $20 a month makes a huge difference for us!
- Pledge now, pay later or pay monthly
Our Wish List
- Donate cash to help us fund essential programs that our kids deserve
- Donate physical items on our list
- Become a Volunteer - your time + ideas are priceless contributions!
Looking for something?
Internships – Real Life Education
WE FOCUS ON PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS, NOT JUST COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
Inspiring students to be ready for life and relevant to the world.
Yes, we can prepare you for college...more than that, Bitney's core mission is to prepare our students for life. Our curriculum is designed around the new three R’s; Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships; we do this by knowing each student, respecting them and educating them as individuals.