Founded in 2009, Da Vinci Science High School (DVS) serves approximately 525 students in grades 9-12. The curriculum of DVS has a focus on STEM subjects, with all students completing engineering courses in 9th through 12th grades.
The curriculum of DVS is founded upon the “A-G”requirements for admission to a UC or Cal State, and we use a Project-Based Learning methodology for the delivery of course content, with assessment through a mastery-based grading system that is used by all teachers in the school.
DVS students have three career pathways to choose from: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. These pathways include specialized courses as well as unique opportunities for students to work alongside professionals in these fields as well as opportunities for internships and scholarships.
Da Vinci Science is recognized as a certified PLTW Engineering high school and an Early College High School. DVS has a culture of collaboration with many outstanding industry, higher education, and nonprofit partners that are on the leading edge of innovation in their respective fields, including Northrop Grumman, Belkin International, Chevron, Boeing, SpaceX, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, El Camino College, Project Lead The Way, and many more.
Da Vinci Schools' FIRST Robotics Team 4201, known as the "Vitruvian Bots," are the 2019 World Champs, winning the annual FIRST Robotics World Championships in Houston in April 2019, as part of a four-team alliance. In 2018, Team 4201 captured the Chairman's Award, the most prestigious award at FIRST. Students from Da Vinci Science, Da Vinci Design and Da Vinci Communications participate together on one team. >> MORE
Youth & Government
Y&G is a signature program at Da Vinci Science. Every year, delegates from diverse backgrounds across the state participate in three major conferences during which they debate policies, discuss national and international issues, and learn about the government. This is powered by the YMCA’s Mock Legislature & Court (MLC) program. During the 2018-19 school year, the bill the Da Vinci delegation chose to send to Sacramento was one that would ban plastic straws and issue alternative straws to all Californians. >> MORE