Vision Statement

Preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders,
and creators of tomorrow.

Mission Statement

Uniting as one community, we elevate opportunities
for all.

Principal Chat

Held in Staff Dining Room. Check calendar for dates



Other Information

Welcome to Bret Harte Middle School

Incoming 6th Grade Student Tours​

Below is a link to the dates for the tours and info nights for all of the SJUSD middle schools:

2018 Middle School Orientation Calendar

We are currently not taking reservations for the January tours for incoming 6th graders.  Please come back to our school website during the week of December 18th for more information on how to RSVP for the tours.  We will have information on the day we will be taking reservations and how we will be accepting reservations.


1st Class
2nd Class
(First 10 minutes of each period is SSR) LUNCH* 12:46 – 1:16
Bus Departure 1:16
* Lunch is optional for students to remain on campus. There will be NO late activity bus during Finals Schedule. Schedule subject to change as the needs of Bret Harte and/or SJUSD dictate.
8:05 – 10:16
10:16 – 10:31
10:36 – 12:46
Wednesday, DEC 20 Thursday, DEC 21 Friday, DEC 22
1ST and 2nd period 3rd and 4th period 5th and 6th period


8th grade parents can begin ordering Baby Ads for the yearbook, a Bret Harte tradition for over 25 years!

It is easy to make an account, upload photos, and write your own text!  The whole process can take as little as 5-10 minutes! 

Here is a link to start the process

Financial Support

Our financial support of the school is made possible through the generous contributions of parents during our “Build a Better Bret Harte” Donation Drive that starts at the beginning of the school year. Donations are accepted and welcome any time of the year, and for every $100 you donate your family will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice (available gift cards are Costco, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Safeway, Kohls, Starbucks, and iTunes).  The sooner you donate the more chances you have to win. As an added bonus, if you donate before Friday, Sept. 30, your students will be entered into a drawing for lunch time pizza party with 5 of their friends.  If you’d like to make a donation please use the Membership Form. Forms are also available throughout the year in Student Services. Any questions, contact Erin McCabe at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Or Donate online with PayPal, click below: Forms are also available throughout the year in Student Services. Or Donate online with PayPal, click below:

Support Bret Harte Community Club While Shopping on Amazon!

As the Holiday shopping season begins to ramp up (from Halloween costumes all the way through the end of the Holiday season), there is a simple way to support the Bret Harte Community Club when shopping on Amazon. Just click on this link below and your eligible purchases will provide financial support to the BHCC! It doesn’t cost you anything extra! Please spread the word to your family and friends. Thank you for your support!


For district and school related news and updates pertinent to parents and the community, please visit Parent’s Corner.


For school related news and updates pertinent to Bret Harte students and student projects and accomplishments, please visit Student’s Corner.


Sports participants, please complete all forms required prior to tryout and practice. See information at Parent’s Corner for details.


Math Corner Questions and Answers
Math Flow Chart

Resources for Students: Below are links to Kahn Academy videos that align with the Springboard Text. Click on the link under the course text you are using and you will get a list of videos that align with specific lessons.

Algebra 1
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3


Introduction To Common Core
Middle School Pathways
Common Core Video Link


Quick Links

Current Events Calendar
Daily Announcements
Principal’s Weekly Email
Media Center
Parent’s Corner
School Accountability Report Card
Late orders for Fall pictures 2017
Pictures Taken in August
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Pictures Taken in September
use code: BY017013Q1

Gale Password “SanJoseUSD”

Instructional Calendar

2017-2018 School Year
Calendario de enseñanza

School Infomation

BHMS Channel5 News LIVE at 8:55
Bell Schedule
Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Donate to Community Club

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