Welcome to Bret Harte Elementary

Welcome to Bret Harte Elementary School, the home of the Bear Huggers. Located in the middle of California’s Central Valley, Bret Harte serves preschool through first grade students in the Corcoran Joint Unified School District of Kings County.

This website is designed to be a resource for you and your family, and we strive to ensure that it has information that will help you stay apprised of school events, resources, and ways to connect with staff members. You can find out about our educational programs, and our dedicated faculty. Our calendar is updated daily with current events.

Be sure to review our handbook for important school information.

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to Bret Harte Elementary, home of the Bear Huggers!

We are excited to provide your student with an educational experience that supports the whole child. We strive to create a space that encourages students to think critically and engage in learning that is challenging. Our goal is to prepare young citizens who can interact meaningfully with their peers, while learning about the world around them.

We encourage parents and community members to partner with us and become involved with our children’s education through volunteering. We look forward to serving you and your family. Please reach out to us with any questions.


Linda Reis

Linda Reis