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Beverly Vista Middle School

The construction of Beverly Vista School began in 1924, designed by Francis J. Cotton. It was the first of five buildings on 28 lots, located on the 200 block of South Elm Drive. Between the years of 1925-1928, Gable & Wyant designed five more buildings including the auditorium. The buildings were later renovated and the auditorium was rebuilt in 1933 due to earthquake damage.

 

Due to the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the school buildings were vacated the following year due to severe damage and Beverly Vista students were moved to bungalows. In 2002, Osborne Architects completed the first new school building. The Groundbreaking Ceremony on September 29, 2005 was the launching of a new beginning at Beverly Vista where the rebuilding of the school began and the last year of students in bungalows finally came to an end during the 2006-2007 school year.

 

The dedication and grand opening of the new Building B was October 3, 2007.

Concrete Bench - Front Walkway

Concrete Bench - Front Walkway
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Positioned strategically along this bustling path, this Concrete Bench is more than just a place to rest; it's a symbol of connection, a spot where friendships are forged, and memories are etched into the journey of our middle school experience.


Crafted from durable concrete, this bench stands as a testament to resilience and permanence. It invites students, teachers, and visitors to pause and reflect, providing a quiet moment of respite in the midst of the daily hustle and bustle.


 

Thank you to BVMS Class of 2018 for your generosity!

Reach out to office@bhef.org for more information about similar naming opportunities.

Michael J. Libow Atrium

Michael J. Libow Atrium

The Michaeal J. Libow Atrium is a captivating space bathed in natural light and serves as a central meeting point. The atrium is a dynamic hub that breathes life into the entire school community.


More than just an architectural marvel, the atrium is a symbol of unity and collaboration. With its expansive glass walls, flourishing greenery, and open design, this space creates an atmosphere that encourages students and faculty to gather, exchange ideas, and cultivate a sense of togetherness.

Lynn Gifford Trees

Lynn Gifford Trees

Ms. Lynn Gifford worked for 25 years in BHUSD as a Special Education Teacher. Her passion was teaching Special Needs Pre-K and she loved teaching her children about nature and kindness through songs, dance, and creating arts and crafts.   In her 25 years, Lynn had a special place in the hearts of the school communities she worked with, including Horace Mann, Beverly Vista, and Hawthorne. 

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Auditorium

Auditorium

An exciting opportunity awaits as our middle school presents a vacant Auditorium ready for a new identity and eagerly awaiting acquisition. This alluring venue serves as a dynamic wellspring of inspiration, leaving an indelible mark on our school community. A haven for the arts, this space fosters creativity and invites the exploration of imagination, boasting an inviting atmosphere, plush seating, and cutting-edge sound and lighting systems – an unclaimed canvas awaiting a distinctive name and a future filled with unforgettable performances.


At the nexus of artistic expression, this auditorium provides a stage for our middle school's emerging talents to dazzle. It hosts a diverse array of events, from captivating plays and musicals to student showcases and riveting guest performances. With each unveiling of the curtain and every melodious note, this auditorium transforms into a realm where dreams unfurl, imparting a profound sense of confidence, collaboration, and creative expression for our students.

This naming is available: $1,000,000

 

For more information on a one time donation, multiyear giving plans, or a blended gift plan, please email us at office@bhef.org or call (310) 557-0651.

Auditorium Stage

Auditorium Stage