Important Message from your Principal

At Bella Mente Academies, our first priority is to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for our scholars. It is also very important to me that I communicate with you regarding any pertinent information.

Recently a scholar was found to have a BB gun in their possession on campus.

Because of confidentiality protocols, we are limited in how much we can share. Please know that we conducted an investigation, and out of an abundance of caution, we contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

We understand the Sheriff’s Department is investigating the situation and we will work with them as requested. We encourage you to speak with your children about the importance of alerting the appropriate authorities when they hear about or find something suspicious. Also, please speak to your children about the dangers of bringing any fake or prop weapons to school. Scholars and families can anonymously report any suspicious behavior through our STOPIt App ( found on our main web page.

Please rest assured that we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for the entire campus community. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your continuing support,

Dr. McQuestion