Why Bitney Prep High School?

We inspire high school students to be ready for life and relevant to the world.

With collaborative, experiential, and traditional methods, Bitney equips our students with curiosity, a love of learning, and self direction at our Grass Valley campus.


Because enrollment is limited, classes are small. Teachers are able to closely monitor the needs, interests, and progress of each student, offering guidance and support along the way. As well, students are part of a cohort that stick together with a single teacher/advisor for all four years. This advisory program is at the core of what makes Bitney, Bitney.


Our attitude is one of mutual respect. We recognize the richness and diversity of ideas, attitudes, and backgrounds students bring to our school. Students are challenged to respect themselves and others.

We seek to graduate students who are:

  • Well prepared for their next life challenge
  • Effective listeners, writers, and speakers
  • Creative in formulating new questions and questioning old formulas
  • Intrinsically motivated to continue learning
  • Authentic individuals who are confident and purposeful about their future
  • Confident, tolerant, and hold strong convictions with integrity
  • Responsible global citizens

Bitney is a Special Community

Our programs prepare students for the world

Engaging Staff

The teachers at Bitney are enthusiastic, creative, and empathetic. They connect with students and guide them toward academic achievements.

Respectful Community

The Bitney campus is a welcoming and dynamic space, for students to safely express their best selves. All backgrounds and beliefs are welcome.


Every Wednesday, all day, Bitney Prep students are out in the community doing hands-on learning at an internship of their choice. Whatever you’re passionate about, we can help you find an opportunity to explore that career. We have a huge network of businesses that we have worked with, and the list is growing every day.

Learning through Experiences

From bonding as a community during Wilderness Week to sharing Personal Passion Projects with your peers to taking a week to learn something out of the ordinary during Intersession, our academic year is filled with experiences that personalize learning, build networks, and engage students on a purposeful level.

Enthusiasm. Collaboration. Experiences.
Why Choose Bitney?
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Interns in Action
Every Wednesday, Bitney students enjoy hands-on, real-world experiences at a variety of local businesses, nonprofits, schools, doctor’s offices, and local government opportunities.

AJ’s Superior Automotive

Pop the Hood at AJ’s Superior Automotive!

AJ's Superior Automotive


What’s the latest on the KVMR air waves?


Curious Forge

Learn about our interns working with The Curious Forge.

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Empire Kennels

See our students at Empire Kennels.

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Grass Valley Sign

Catch up on what our interns are doing at Grass Valley Sign.

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