Sitting Bull Academy

Welcome to the Home of the Bears!

Welcome to Sitting Bull Academy!

Home of the Bears

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Sitting Bull academy designated as a

2018 State and National

school of character!

Each year, and its state affiliates select schools that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development. Sitting Bull Academy was the only California school to be designated as a State and National School of Character this year. Watch a short video of our students and staff discussing our school and explaining what outstanding character looks like.

Our Principal

Phyllis Carnahan

We are proud of our students, teachers, parents and what we have been able to achieve and develop over the years. Some of these programs and accomplishments include:

2018 State and National School of Character

California Distinguished School

2014 - 2017 Best of the Desert Award Winner

A Character Counts School

Renaissance Program

Accelerated Reading and Math

Rachel's Challenge participant

Winner of Lefty's Reading Challenge

Academic Pentathlon

Associated Student Body (ASB)

WEB program (Where Everybody Belongs)

Bear Book Buddies

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program participant

Saturday Enrichment Academies

AVID School-wide Site of Distinction (Advancement via Individual Determination)

Technology & Robotics

Broadcasting program - student produced

Student produced newspaper

Seismology Lab

High-caliber Yearbook

Intramural Sports including cross country, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field

Represented at district, county & state science fairs


All incoming 7th grade students must have proof of Tdap booster before they may begin attending school!

School Hours

Start 8:05 am

End 2:40 pm

Early Out 1:20 pm