Monticello Academy

  • Monticello Academy serves 503 students in grades Prekindergarten-8 and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • The student:teacher of Monticello Academy is 13:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1995
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students503 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Monticello Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform is required for grade school students)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Admissions DirectorTrinh Trinh
Admissions AssociateEvon Melchor


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis, Track and FieldBasketballMartial Arts,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Chinese Class, Cooking, Creative Art, Debate Club, Girl Scout, Jano Hindi Class, Math Enrichment, Mindful MovementChildren Class, Robotics Club, Russian Class, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir Club, Chorale Club, School Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
TaeKwonDo, Tennis

School Notes

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  • Los Altos
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    (650) 209-9400
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  • Saratoga
    Grades: PK-8 | 355 students
    4.9 miles
    13601 Saratoga Ave.
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    (408) 867-3785
    4.9 PK-8
  • Santa Clara
    Live Oak Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: K-12 | 321 students
    1.2 miles
    2499 Homestead Road
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
    (408) 355-4787
    1.2 K-12
  • Santa Clara
    St Clare School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8
    2.7 miles
    725 Washington St
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
    (408) 246-6797
    2.7 NS-8
  • Santa Clara
    Grades: K-12 | 93 students
    2.2 miles
    220 Blake Ave # B
    Santa Clara, CA 95051
    (408) 247-4740
    2.2 K-12

School Reviews

This review about Monticello Academy is long past due. My daughter has been going to Monticello Academy for past six years now. She started in preschool and now she is in 3rd grade. And over these years I have seen my daughter and the school evolve and develop amazingly. We chose this school because we saw laughter, happiness, hugs, and dancing along with writing, fun little experiments, and field trips when we visited the school. All the teachers are very hard working. The school offers enrichment classes in Computers, Spanish, Music, Art and Drama, and PE as a part of the curriculum. And the enrichment teachers work as hard as the core teachers. In computers, my daughter is already learning animation. The Music, and Art and Drama programs have drastically improved over the last six years and both the teachers work hard to educate the students about different instruments and art forms. Their drama/ theater productions are evolving every year. Of course, this is all possible with the support of the principal Ms. Trinh who is diligently working to improve the school at all levels. She is at every single school event not monitoring but helping, organizing, and participating. Monticello Academy organizes multiple events for students and parents including walkathons, talent shows, international potlucks, end of school year dance party, movie nights, parent appreciation night, and also events to help communities. There are a wide variety of after-school classes being offered from Taekwondo, Robotics, Chinese, Hindi, Band, Basketball, Soccer, Chess, Tennis, Mindfulness, and Track and Field. The school has a kitchen on campus and they provide hot lunch and snacks every day. It is a nut free school which is a peace of mind for parents of kids with nut allergies. Another plus is that there is a school nurse on campus. In short, the school is Ms. Trinh's baby and she evidently nurtures it in many different ways. My daughter is very happy here. It is her second home.
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