Welcome to Bernardo Heights Middle School

12990 Paseo Lucido, San Diego, CA  92128
Phone 858-485-4850; Fax 858-485-4865; Attendance Hotline:  858-485-4888
Principal: Marie Galaz  

Distinquished School

BHMS banner on campusAbout our School…

BHMS has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and is a National Blue Ribbon winner. Our CHARACTER COUNTS! program helps to set the tone for a school climate which fosters mutual respect and acceptance.

Bernardo Heights Middle School began as a trailer campus of 6th graders in 1988 while the school was located on the Meadowbrook Middle School campus during construction of our Paseo Lucido facility. Since 1990 our modern and well-maintained campus has shared a central driveway to the neighboring campus of Rancho BernardoHigh School.

Our dynamic and talented staff works and plans together to provide students with outstanding standards-based educational experiences and academic growth opportunities in all content areas. Sixth grade serves as a transition year in which students begin changing teachers, adjust to locker rooms in PE, select electives, go to camp, and learn organizational skills. Our village format for 7th and 8th graders has students within a village assigned to the same Humanities and Science teachers so 2-3 teachers are working closely with the same group of students. With our Block Schedule, students attend (3) 98-minute classes each day and our rotating schedule allows teachers and students to optimize learning by not always having a difficult class last period.

The Before and After School Program, offered through Quality Children’s Services, provides a safe haven for students to work on homework in the Library or the computer lab, play in the gym or the Bobcat Center, and participate in athletic or small group activities after school.

From our unique architecture to the exciting learning environment within our classrooms, Bernardo Heights is a vigorous, active educational center filled with the promise of tomorrow. Our mission statement below is our collective commitment to you and our students that Bernardo Heights will continue to be a place where students reach new heights of excellence.

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406