About Vista Academy Foundation

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Founded in 1993, Vista Academy is a nonprofit organization comprising a dedicated group of parents, teachers and administrators who raise money and coordinate volunteers for programs and events that support Vista Academy’s mission to nurture the intellectual, artistic and social potential in every child.


Vista Academy Foundation works directly to support the community of Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, a public, IB (International Baccalaureate), magnet school in the Vista Unified School District.  Vista Academy provides tuition-free, arts-integrated education for grades K-5th.  Initially created as an arts-focused support group, Vista Academy Foundation has grown over the years through the feedback of the school community to enrich and support all aspects of education for students while remaining committed to an arts-integrated approach.


Arts enriched education instills thinking, innovation, confidence, and collaborative problem-solving skills that are increasing valuable in the expanding digital age.  The generosity of our business sponsors and community make it possible for us to nurture future generations of critical and creative thinkers! 


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