Welcome Message from our Principal


Welcome to New Joseph Bonnheim Community Charter School!

The New Joseph Bonnheim team extends a warm welcome to all of our scholars, parents, family, and community partnerships. NJB is an excellent neighborhood charter school that is centered on agriculture and science, and on the very community it serves. With a dedicated and caring team of highly qualified teachers, support staff, wonderful children, and involved and supportive parents and partnerships, our mission is to develop responsible, respectful, and proactive citizens to become caretakers of our community, our state, our country, and our planet.

We are deeply committed in all aspects of our scholars’ learning by providing a quality education using the Highly Effective Teaching model, LIFESKILLS and the Leader in Me/ 7 Habits to promote positive relationships, and implementing the Common Core State Standards. At NJB, scholars are fully engaged in their thinking and demonstrate mastery of learning effectively. Our goal is to guide children to become fully participating citizens by giving them a strong academic education in a nurturing environment that recognizes diversity, promotes healthy choices, positive mindset, and embraces community involvement.

Our scholars receive a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum that is thematic and based in science and agriculture. Our project based learning and inquiry is supported with enrichment activities, hands-on and real-life experiences, community resources, and active parent participation and involvement. Parent and community partnerships are encouraged and continue to provide vital assistance to our educational program.

In addition to instruction in the core curriculum and units of study in science, students are provided learning opportunities in our community garden, library, art and music, sports, technology, and various after school and enrichment programs. NJB also has smaller class sizes to support learning and every grade level has a bi-lingual teacher.

To further optimize our students’ learning and development of staff, this year we are utilizing a year-round calendar designed to support a high level of on-going professional development without interfering with the instructional day.

Our school’s Steering Committee, PTA, and other site committees are very active and highly committed to supporting and improving the educational program and school environment through its involvement with the school and its many planned school and family activities.

New Joseph Bonnheim Community Charter is a wonderful neighborhood school establishing a tradition of curious intellectual learners, high student achievement and academic success for all students, and outstanding parent and community involvement. We believe in our scholars and their educational success is our priority!

In Partnership for Excellence,

Christie Wells-Artman, Principal NJB