Ever since Irvine’s first public school opened its doors over a century ago, Irvine Company has vigorously supported education that extends from Transitional Kindergarten to Doctoral degrees at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). From financial donations to collaborating with school districts to build state-of-the-art facilities, Irvine Company is dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to the very finest education possible.
Through Irvine Company’s Excellence in Education Enrichment Fund, Donald Bren and Irvine Company have pledged $45 million to support Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) over the course of 20 years, with $2 million donated most recently in 2022—a year that marks the district’s 50th anniversary.
The Excellence in Education Enrichment Fund is a program that provides specialized instruction in art, music, and science to the district’s students in grades 4-6. This incredible commitment has helped provide more than 100,000 students with enrichment classes, usually only available to middle and high school students. It’s Irvine Company’s goal to maintain these important programs and bridge a significant gap in funding for enrichment classes.
In no small part because of this funding, the city of Irvine has been named as America’s safest city of its size* with Irvine Unified frequently recognized among the top school systems in California and the United States. Students within IUSD have access to signature programs, advanced curricula, and exceptional teachers. Whether maintaining a commitment to cutting-edge technology or offering innovative programs, IUSD approaches education with a keen eye for evolving knowledge. It should come as no surprise that IUSD students outperform students across the U.S. in science as well as in visual and performing arts.
Achieving excellence requires focus, dedication, and passion. Irvine Unified School District sees that each day— from the visionary Board of Education and district leadership team to a blend of talented teachers and support staff, active parent volunteers, engaged students, passionate community leaders, and dedicated partners like Irvine Company.
Irvine Company has made every effort to develop apartment communities in Irvine that are zoned to IUSD, understanding the importance of raising children in culture-rich communities with top schools. Some of the ranking schools have received National Blue Ribbon Awards or California Distinguished Awards and exhibit a passion for innovation, pushing teachers and students alike to excel.
From San Diego to Orange County; Los Angeles to Silicon Valley; Irvine Company believes that communities truly can have it all: a stunning home with elevated finishes, amenities galore, endless green spaces with over 57,000 acres of permanently preserved land–and an academic environment where the city’s youth can flourish.
*Based on FBI Uniform Crime Reporting statistics from 18,000 jurisdictions