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

CSArts, the newest campus of the prestigious Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), joined our district, and our current K-7 academies will transition to K-8 models starting the 2018-2019 academic year.


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

Our schools are on the front lines of what a 21st-century education represents. Students and teachers alike are proud to call them "home."

  • California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley
  • Duarte Preschool
  • Andres Duarte Arts Academy
  • Beardslee Academy
  • Maxwell Academy An International Baccalaureate World School
  • Royal Oaks STEAM Academy
  • Valley View Elementary School
  • Northview 8th Grade Village
  • Mt. Olive Innovation and Technology High School (MIT)
  • Duarte High School

Creating an environment where students and teachers thrive is not only our commitment, but it is our responsibility.

Dr. Allan Mucerino

Superintendent, Duarte Unified School District

K-8 Arts Integration

DUSD is proud to introduce a unique collaboration with the California School of the Arts, which will bring arts education to its students. Our program enables parents and their students to discover the benefits of this curriculum in partnership with community-based worthy organizations such as Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, whose mission is to provide musical instruments to under-funded schools, and VH-1 Save the Music, whose primary objective is to restore music education programs to America’s public schools, and many others. DUSD intends to build a powerful coalition of teachers who will integrate content and help students find creative confidence and voice in their expression.

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!