Duarte Unified School District is the home of the California School of the Arts!

DUSD is proud to offer an exclusive college preparatory and pre-professional arts conservatory program for students in Grades 7-12 in partnership with CSArts, the newest campus of the prestigious Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA). Based on the innovative and award-winning curriculum at OCSA, CSArts delivers the same high caliber academic and arts education. Students in the joint program for Grades 7-8 have a customized academic and conservatory schedule shared between a DUSD K-8 Academy and the CSArts campus.


We offer the International Baccalaureate Primary & Middle Years Programmes that are designed to provide our students with an inquiry-based environment, where they can develop into compassionate internationally minded citizens who create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically for success.

City of Hope STEM Partnership

We partner with the world-renowned City of Hope Medical Research Center to develop the scientists of tomorrow. Together, we have created a variety of learning opportunities and career pathways beginning with genetic research in Grade 2 to high school internships in laboratory settings. The City of Hope provides our students direct access to authentic STEM opportunities only available in the Duarte Unified School District.

Project Lead The Way™

We have joined forces with Project Lead the Way™ to empower our students to discover, imagine, and design solutions to real-world challenges. Through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, students not only learn technical skills, but also learn to become independent problem solvers.

Gen7 Classrooms

New Gen7 classrooms installed at several of our Academy sites offer cutting-edge learning environments equipped with flexible furniture for unmatched comfort and performance. Gen7 structures are the perfect fit for our 21st-Century schools.

Artful Learning

Artful Learning is a framework that our educators use to stimulate and deepen academic learning through the arts. Grounded in the artistic process, this research-proven program initiated by Leonard Bernstein gives educators the tools to build a thriving learning community rooted in using the arts to enhance all areas of education.

90:10 Dual Language Immersion Program

The dual language program at Beardslee Academy educates kindergarten and first grade students in an environment that was built to encourage English learners and native English speakers to master the art of bilingualism and biliteracy.

High Tech

Did you know that we provide laptops for all K-12th grade students who enroll in our district? Preparing your children for the unique challenges of the 21st century is one of our greatest priorities.

Our Schools

Each school within our district offers unique educational opportunities, high-tech classrooms, and quality instruction. Our schools earn state and national honors for the exceptional programs we offer starting with preschool and continuing on to our 4-year Early College program. It’s no wonder why students from over 80 cities across Southern California and beyond choose to attend our schools.

Early Childhood

  • Duarte Preschool (ages 3-4 years)


  • Andres Duarte Arts Academy (TK-8)*
  • Beardslee Dual Language Academy (TK-8)*
  • Maxwell Academy - An International Baccalaureate World School (K-8)*
  • Royal Oaks STEAM Academy (K-8)*
  • Valley View Academy of Technology & Creative Learning (TK-6)

(*DUSD-CSArts Grade 7/8 Program Academy)


  • California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley (7-12)
  • Mount Olive Innovation & Technology High School (9-12)
  • Duarte High School (9-12)

DUSD is the Education Destination for the Arts & Sciences

With partners such as the California School of the Arts, Leonard Bernstein Foundation, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, LA Arts Collective, and the world-renowned City of Hope medical research center, we have built a powerful coalition to deliver unprecedented educational opportunities for students passionate about the arts and sciences. Our students are empowered to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics alongside master artists and esteemed scientists. Through our connections with institutions of higher education and expertise from industry leaders, our talented teachers and staff, caring families, and supportive community work collaboratively to provide the skills, knowledge, and learning experiences needed for our children to achieve their aspirations in college, career, and life.

Discover DUSD at one of our school tours

From preschool to 12th grade, all Duarte Unified School District schools will be holding tours throughout the year. The tours will cover a wide range of topics. You will get an opportunity to view classroom environments and learn about the amenities at each school, with staff members on hand to answer your questions.

Come join us on one of our tours and see why DUSD is the education destination for your children!