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Visual And Performing Arts (VAPA)

Visual and Performing Arts at BUSD

The Bellevue Union School District is excited to offer opportunities for our students to explore their potential beyond the core curriculum in ELA and Math.

All our schools offer TK-3 singing, and 4-6th marimba during the school day. After school we have piano for all students enrolled in the district and marimba for 6th graders. 

Through our partnerships with the Luther Burbank Center students enjoy additional visual and performing arts opportunities.

If you'd like to donate to our music program feel free to write a check to the Bellevue Union School District. 

We are excited to continue to develop our students creative potential through our visual and performing art programing!

Prop 28

On November 8, 2022, California voters approved Proposition 28: The Arts and Music in Schools (AMS) Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act. The measure required the state to establish a new, ongoing program supporting arts instruction in schools beginning in 2023–24.

We know arts education is vital in boosting academic achievement (students consistently engaged in the arts test higher in reading & math), improving school attendance, supporting fine motor control and critical thinking skills. The arts also improve school climate promoting higher self-esteem and social-emotional development.

Prop 28 Annual Report

students gathered in the breezeway between buildings for chorus
Students play hand drums
Student wearing black playing a violin in profile
Two students playing ukeles