Who are we?

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Bidwell Vision

The Bidwell school community is united in the academic and social success of our diverse learners. Bidwell students are collaborative and independent problem solvers; who are intrinsically motivated to reach high academic expectations, make positive impacts on others and affect positive social change in their community and the world.

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Our Mission

To provide a safe environment and challenging curriculum which will enable all students to become independent life-long learners and responsible citizens. John Bidwell’s programs include:

  • Rigorous and developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • GATE Cluster classes for 2nd through 6th grade
  • Safe learning community

John Bidwell Elementary has high expectations for students. Teachers work as a team to encourage students to be independent learners and use a variety of small group methods to develop problem-solving skills, cooperation, and higher-level thinking skills. The staff works closely with parents and other community members to be responsive to the needs of students and the community.