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Bowditch Middle School

14 reviews
1450 Tarpon Street
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 312-7680

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I love how there are many many ways that kids can get involved at school, outside of school hours. Clubs for 2019/20 that are open to all students include Interact, Recording Club, Chess, Eco Club, Anime, Games Club, Operation Smile, Speech/ Debate, Bridge, Science Olympiad, Robotics, Pride Club, Doodle Club, Drama Club, Color Gaurd, Christian Club (not PTSA sponsored), Book Club. Math Olympiad (medium competitive) and Math Counts (highly competitive team) in where kids have to test in. Cross-county is all inclusive, but sports are based on try-outs (many teams are highly competitive). Same with leadership/ student council- anyone can join, but key roles are selected via election. Spelling B and Reflections (Art based event) start out for everyone, but then are judged to have finalists move on to the next level. The music program during school hours is awesome with very inspiring teachers (band, orchestra, choir)- even the basic classes go to judged events . Additionally, there are auditions for the more skilled student musicians to join Jazz band and Jazz Orchestra (and I believe Concert Choir). There is one (sometimes 2, since in the past they used to have one geared to 8th graders only) musicals in the year. They put together a fantastic show. Most students who auditioned got a part this year and those that didn't were encouraged to be a part of the production team as crew, props team, costume team, hair and makeup, lighting etc. Many kids don't want to be on stage, but LOVE the team feeling of putting on a great show. While there are a number of things to audition and compete for, there is also a ton of things for all students.
Posted by a parent on 2/4/2020
Not good. The clubs are discriminatory, and the teachers are influencing their students with politics.
Posted by a community member on 2/2/2020
This is the perfect school where all of the teachers actually care for their students' education. Over the 3 years that the students spend here their relationship with not only other students but with teachers strengthens beyond anything else. I graduated from Bowditch last year and miss it very much.
Posted by a community member on 10/2/2014
Posted by a community member on 8/22/2013
So far, bowditch has been my favorite middle school. The teachers are great and supportive, they offer many different courses, and provide an excellent environment for the students. I really hope they don't cut any more courses though. Some of my favorite classes have been cut such as wood shop. Bullying is definitely not a problem at this school, and i definitely recommend Bowditch if you want your child to have a safe academic and social experience.
Posted by a community member on 3/20/2013

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Foster City schools - Bowditch Middle School is located at 1450 Tarpon Street, Foster City CA 94404. Bowditch Middle School is in the San Mateo-Foster City School District. Bowditch Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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