In the Media
- Da Vinci Connect TK-8 is one of 356 elementary schools out of 5,824 statewide to be recognized by the California Department of Education as a 2023 California Distinguished School for its outstanding work in closing the achievement gap and achieving exceptional student performance.
- Da Vinci Schools is recognized as One of America’s Most Innovative Educational Organizations by the Yass Foundation, in partnership with the Center for Education Reform and Forbes Media. Da Vinci RISE High was named a semi-finalist in competition for $1 million national prize.
- Da Vinci Schools is named one of the "Top 75" school networks in the nation. Getting Smart's "Top 75" list is compiled each year by Tom Vander Ark, former Executive Director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and one of the nation's leading educational voices; the list includes schools and charter networks that achieve extraordinary results and scaled impact to improve education for millions of children.
- RISE High, launched at Da Vinci Schools, was one of 10 schools in the nation to win a $10 million XQ 'Super School' grant to start a school for homeless, foster, probation, and other youth who have struggled in a traditional school setting.
- For five consecutive years, Da Vinci Connect has been highlighted as among the Top Elementary and Middle Schools Worth Visiting by Tom Vander Ark, one of the nation's top education voices.
- As leaders in education reform and excellence, our leadership team is regularly invited to speak at industry events, including SXSW Education, Deeper Learning, California Charter Schools Annual Conference, ASU+GSV, and EdShift, among others.
- Da Vinci Schools was selected as a Project Lead The Way Core Training Partner, hosting more than 1,000 educators in Summer 2019 for hands-on, collaborative learning designed to help teachers build skills around project and problem-based learning.