Monticello Preparatory School is strongly committed to supporting its curriculum with frequent field trips. These field trips offer students the opportunity to experience first hand aspects of cultural and historical interest, scientific concepts and artistic beauty that they have studied at school. Research has shown that field trips actually make a significant impression upon the memory, improving students’ retention and deep understanding of material learned.
Major field trips at Monticello take place approximately twice monthly. The school also visits local libraries approximately twice each month.
Previous field trips have included excursions to places of interest such as the Los Angeles Science Center, the Los Angeles Arboretum, the Ocean Institute, San Juan Capistrano, a Whale Watch Cruise, the Los Angeles Times, La Brea Tar Pits, Getty Villa, Los Angeles Science Center, Olvera Street via Metro-Rail, Griffith Observatory, the Reagan Library, Rancho Camulos, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Nickleodeon Studios, Mission San Fernando, Getty Museum, Huntington Library and many more. We are of the firm belief that these field trips bring our students’ learning experiences to life in a manner that simply cannot be duplicated in the classroom. Just ask any Monticello student…We love our field trips!!