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Why Choose Private School?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… data from the U.S. Department of Education and its National Education Longitudinal Study found that: •Â  The average student-teacher ratio at independent private schools, such as Monticello Preparatory …

Monday, 26 August 2013
Monticello Preparatory School Offers Top Curriculum in U.S.
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
In an era of super-sized schools, many families find great value in Monticello’s 12:1 class size which is, according to the U.S. Department of Education, typical of the best private schools in the U.S. …

Monday, 29 July 2013
Monticello Prep Sports Programs Rank Among Area’s Best
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
The sports programs at Monticello Preparatory School are among the best in the Santa Clarita Valley with the school offering tennis, golf, soccer and horseback riding, just to name a few. Monticello Prep …

Monday, 24 June 2013
Monticello Prep School Presents Summer School and Summer Camp-SCAMP!
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Monticello Preparatory School will host a fun filled combination of Summer School and Summer Camp, called SCAMP, at the First Presbyterian Church of Newhall during the 2013 summer season.  SCAMP is open …

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
What is The Core Knowledge Sequence™ Curriculum?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… curriculum in the United States. Monticello Preparatory School’s dedicated, exceptionally skilled faculty makes it possible to provide the renowned Core Knowledge Sequence™ Curriculum, a scholarly, specific, …

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Advocates Lengthened School Day
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… custom has long outlived its function and in fact, that custom has caused US schools to sink abysmally in international rankings Here in the Santa Clarita Valley, Monticello Preparatory provides the lengthened …

Tuesday, 23 April 2013
An Extraordinary Honor for Founder of Monticello Prep School’s Curriculum, “Core Knowledge Sequence”
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… and Ted Sizer. Monticello Preparatory School is convinced that their high standardized test scores are a result of the combination of The Core Knowledge Sequence Curriculum, the school’s very high quality …

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Cal Tech Field Trip, Monticello Preparatory School
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Monticello Preparatory Students visited Cal Tech last week on a field trip that coincided with the school’s science program.  Students were led on a fascinating tour of Cal Tech’s Seismology Lab.  The …

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
SCV Youth Renaissance Faire
Category: Publication/Community
… Elizabeth will award prizes for the best costumes worn by attendees.  The event will take place April 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at Richard Rioux Park in Stevenson Ranch.  The event is sponsored by Monticello …

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Nurturing the Creative Mind
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… nature.” Right here in Santa Clarita, Monticello Preparatory School is committed to providing a nurturing learning environment that supports and encourages the development of  creativity, originality and …

Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Monticello Preparatory School Celebrates National School Choice Week
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Monticello Preparatory School plays key role in nation’s largest-ever celebration of education reform. Monticello Preparatory School celebrated National School Choice Week 2013 on Sunday, January 27 with …

Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Website Directory – Feb 2013
Category: Publication/Community
… Math Tutor http://www.Mathnasium.com Monticello Preparatory – Private School http://www.MonticelloPrepSchool.com OLPH – Private School/Church http://www.Olphsc.org Rainbow Ridge Ranch – Horseback …

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Christmas at Monticello Preparatory School is a Family Affair
Category: Publication/On The Town
Monticello Prep School kicked of its Christmas season with a family trip to Glendale Center Theater to view a performance of A Christmas Carol. The trip was sponsored by the school’s Booster Club, Friends …

Thursday, 27 December 2012
An Extraordinary Honor for Founder of Monticello Prep School’s Curriculum
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… Monticello Preparatory School is convinced that their high standardized test scores are a result of the combination of The Core Knowledge Sequence Curriculum, the school’s very high quality faculty and …

Thursday, 27 December 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Calls for Lengthened School Day
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… now even Orange County are extending the school day in order to support better learning so that American students are prepared to be globally competitive.  Here in the Santa Clarita Valley, Monticello …

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
An Extraordinary Honor for Founder of Monticello Prep School’s Curriculum, “Core Knowledge Sequence”
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… Pell, and Ted Sizer. For further information regarding Monticello Prep School, please call 661-993-0296.  …

Tuesday, 23 October 2012
A Change in Our Thinking About Elementary Education Remarks on Receiving the James Bryant Conant Award
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… skills depend on the possession of a large vocabulary.  “ Core Knowledge Sequence/Curriculum is taught at MonticelloPreparatory School, located at 24605 Valley Street in Santa Clarita.  For more information, …

Wednesday, 26 September 2012
What is The Core Knowledge™ Curriculum?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… world.  This prestigious, trade marked curriculum is taught at Monticello Preparatory School in Santa Clarita. Where does Core Knowledge come from? E.D. Hirsch, Jr., well known author and professor …

Monday, 27 August 2012
Monticello Preparatory School’s Inspiring Creative Arts Program
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Art, music, writing, theater, and film are taught regularly as part of the curriculum throughout the year at Monticello Preparatory School.  These classes are taught by professional specialists in their …

Monday, 30 July 2012
Why Choose Private School?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… latest figures from the U.S. Department of Education the average student-teacher ratio at the best independent private schools, such as Monticello Preparatory School, is approximately 10:1.  Research …

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Monticello Preparatory School Presents Youth Shakespeare Festival
Category: Publication/On The Town
Students from Monticello Prep School presented their Fourth Annual Shakespeare Festival on Saturday, May 19.  From the very youngest students to the upper level students, all students performed in …

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Do Field Trips Actually Improve Student Learning?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… an incredibly powerful kind of memory, and skillful educators, like those at Monticello Preparatory School, make the best use of it. Field trips are a critical tool for creating episodic memory.  Episodic …

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Why American Schools Need the Lengthened Day Schedule
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… are extending the school day in order to support better learning so that American students are prepared to be globally competitive.  Here in the Santa Clarita Valley, Monticello Preparatory offers the …

Friday, 20 April 2012
Why Choose Private School?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… 76.3 percent of students who attended independent, private schools, such as Monticello Preparatory School, went on to graduate from college, only 38.1 per cent of students who attended public school did …

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Nurturing the Creative Mind
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… gifts for lack of nurture?  We cannot afford to waste human gifts.  We need to learn to nurture the creative nature.” Right here in Santa Clarita, Monticello Preparatory School is committed to providing …

Monday, 27 February 2012
What Is A Core KnowledgeTM Education
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… test scores–are a function of the depth and breadth of our knowledge.  This curriculum is implemented at MonticelloPreparatory School. By outlining the precise content that every child should learn …

Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Now Is the Time to Submit Applications to Private Schools for 2012 School Year
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… most deadlines for private school applications are in January and February!  Apply to at least your two favorite schools. For more information contact Monticello Preparatory School www.MonticelloPrepSchool.com …

Wednesday, 28 December 2011
What Is A Core KnowledgeTM Education
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… test scores–are a function of the depth and breadth of our knowledge. This curriculum is implemented at MonticelloPreparatory School. By outlining the precise content that every child should learn …

Monday, 24 October 2011
American Montessori Society The Montessori Method
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… parochial elementary and secondary schools are now utilizing this approach. For further information regarding MonticelloPrep School, please call 661-993-0296. …

Monday, 29 August 2011
Why Choose a Private School Education for Your Child
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… For example, according to the study, while 76.3 percent of students who attended independent, private schools, such asMonticello Preparatory School, went on to graduate from college, only 38.1 per cent …

Monday, 29 August 2011
What is The Core Knowledge™ Curriculum?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… assist schools like Monticello Prep School in implementing The Core Knowledge™ curriculum.  Since that time research projects investigating the curriculum have proved time and again its effectiveness in …

Thursday, 21 July 2011
Nurturing the Creative Mind
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… Right here in Santa Clarita, Monticello Preparatory School is committed to providing a nurturing learning environment that supports and encourages the development of creativity, originality and multiple …

Tuesday, 28 June 2011
The Advantages of the Small Private School
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… the average teacher-student ratio at small independent private schools, such as Monticello Preparatory School, is approximately 10:1.  The study claimed, “Research suggests that small sized schools and …

Wednesday, 25 May 2011
What Is A Core KnowledgeTM Education
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… test scores–are a function of the depth and breadth of our knowledge.  This curriculum is implemented at MonticelloPreparatory School. By outlining the precise content that every child should learn …

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
What Constitutes A Well-Rounded Education?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… emphasis. No aspect of the student’s development is left unattended. For example, Monticello Preparatory School is proud to offer its students a well-rounded education that includes a challenging academic …

Thursday, 31 March 2011
Private School: A Value Added Education
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… For example, according to the study, while 76.3 percent of students who attended independent, private schools, such asMonticello Preparatory School, went on to graduate from college, only 38.1 per cent …

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
What Is a Core Knowledge™ Education?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… to meet individual needs, and provide targeted feedback to students to further shape their learning. For more information please contact Monticello Preparatory School at www.MonticelloPrepSchool.com or …

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Monticello Students Receive Scholarships
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Many students at Monticello Preparatory School have been awarded scholarships.  Monticello Preparatory School makes every effort to make private schooling available to the Santa Clarita Community.  Many …

Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Do Field Trips Actually Improve Student Learning?

Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… an incredibly powerful kind of memory, and skillful educators, like those at Monticello Preparatory School, make the best use of it. Field trips are a critical tool for creating episodic memory.  Episodic …

Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Monticello: Where Tradition Meets 21st Century Learning
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Monticello teaches it renowned Core Knowledge Curriculum ™, by means of tried and true, traditional methods of instruction, combined with Twenty-first Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and meaningful …

Monday, 27 September 2010
Scholarships Still Available
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Although many schools have already started up for the 2010 school year, Monticello Prep School observes a traditional school calendar.  School begins at Monticello on September 7, the day after Labor Day. …

Monday, 23 August 2010
Why Choose an Independent Private School?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… 76.3 percent of students who attended independent, private schools, such as Monticello Preparatory School, went on to graduate from college, only 38.1 per cent of students who attended public school did …

Tuesday, 27 July 2010
What Kind of Environment Nurtures Creativity?
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… arts and sciences are equally creative. If you are interested in placing your student in a school that is a “Cradle of Creativity,” contact Monticello Preparatory School for a Private Tour and Consultation …

Monday, 28 June 2010
Monticello: SCV’s Only Academic/Equestrian School
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Monticello Preparatory School, along with providing a well-rounded highly academic curriculum, an exciting sports program, inspiring arts program and ethical character development program, now also provides …

Friday, 21 May 2010
Monticello Prep School and Wildwood Equestrian Center Announce Horseback Riding Program
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Monticello Preparatory School, along with Wildwood Equestrian Center and West Wind Training Stables are proud to announce a collaborative effort in which a complete horseback riding program will be brought …

Thursday, 29 April 2010
Monticello Offers Scholarships and Summer School
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Monticello Preparatory School makes every effort to make private schooling available to the Santa Clarita Community.  Many scholarships are available.  Monticello offers Merit Scholarships which …

Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Monticello Offers Full Day Schedule
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
By providing a full day, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. schedule, including tutoring and study hall, Monticello is able to facilitate more quality family time.  All tutoring, study hall, arts and sports …

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Horseback Riding and Ice Skating Lessons New at Monticello
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Students at Monticello Preparatory School are excited about the new sports activities offered.  Ice skating lessons have already begun.  Horse back riding lessons will begin in the Spring.  …

Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Monticello Offers Numerous Field Trips
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
Monticello Prep School has moved to its new campus in the Happy Valley neighborhood of Santa Clarita and school is in full swing.  Students and faculty are very happy to enjoy their lovely classrooms …

Tuesday, 24 November 2009
The Advantages of the Small Private School
Category: Publication/Kidding Around
… the average teacher-student ratio at small independent private schools, such as Monticello Preparatory School, is approximately 10 to one.  The average size of a typical small private school is 193 …

Monday, 26 October 2009


Christmas a family affair at Monticello
Monticello Prep School kicked off its Christmas Season with a Family Trip to Glendale Center Theater to view a performance of A Christmas Carol. The trip was sponsored by the school’s Booster Club, Friends of Monticello, which is led by Chairperson, Samantha Guan.
December 25, 2012 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools

Monticello takes first place in SCV Fall Annual Tournament
Monticello Preparatory School’s Golf team took first place in The Santa Clarita Valley Private Schools League Annual Fall Golf Tournament.
November 15, 2012 | By Community Contributor | Community/Youth Sports

Medieval festival Saturday
Monticello Preparatory School will present its fourth annual Kids Shakespeare Festival and Renaissance Faire from 2-6 p.m. Saturday. The event will include performances of songs and Shakespearian plays, along with appearances by professional Shakespearian actors and Queen Elizabeth. There will also be arts and crafts for families. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Tickets will be available at the gate. For details, call 661-993-0296.
May 15, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Monticello offers horseback-riding program
Monticello Preparatory School is now offering an equestrian program for students, thanks to a partnership between Wildwood Equestrian Center and West Wind Training Stables.
April 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

New lessons for Monticello Preparatory School students
Students at Monticello Preparatory School have begun taking ice skating lessons, and horseback riding lessons are scheduled to start in the spring.
March 09, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Kids

Monticello students celebrate Thanksgiving in a new home
Monticello Prep School students celebrated their first Thanksgiving at their new campus on Valley Street in the Happy Valley community.
December 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Kids

Monticello Spring Musical presents ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’
Monticello Prep presented its Spring Musical on April 24. The show included condensed versions of both “Peter Pan” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” Harriet Dickens played Peter Pan and Olivia Sowers played Tiger Lily. Christian Cranert was seen as Captain Hook and Griffin Krumrine played Mr. Smee.
May 05, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Kids

Abe Lincoln in Song: ‘The Lincolns of Springfield’
“The Lincolns of Springfield,” is a musical play about the lives of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. It is rich with melodies and songs and can be enjoyed by the entire family. There are expressions of familial love, Lincoln-esque humor and a rendition of American history.

What’s New in Education
SITE AREA: Family – Education & Enrichment
Do you remember the feeling you had when that final bell would ring and you knew school was out and summer break was official?
August, 2013 | Issue #106

Family Time
Family – Family Features
School news, college-planning blues and more can be found in this month’s Family section.
Source: July, 2013 | Issue #105

SCV Youth Renaissance Faire
DATE: April 28, 2013
Monticello Preparatory School & Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts Host SCV Youth Renaissance Faire From 12pm to 6pm at Richard Rioux Park in Stevenson Ranch, enjoy an afternoon filled with fun and plenty of kid-friendly activities. Meet professional actors portraying Henry the E…

Family – Education & Enrichment
Santa Clarita has some of the best public schools around, but that hasn’t stopped an increasing number of parents from deciding to send their children to a private or charter school. Here’s a snapshot of some of the best to help you on your journey.
Source: April, 2013 | Issue #102