Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus Photo #2 - Physical Education classes and Field Days focus on developing gross motor skills and strengthening the large muscle groups of the body. They also improve coordination through movement activities and games. A non-competitive environment helps students feel safe to try new skills and to have fun.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus Photo #3 - We are Mustangs at Rancho Solano and our mascot, Blaze, is always around to cheer students on.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus Photo #4 - Physical and emotional wellbeing is essential to a productive learning environment. We have full-time counselors and nurses on each campus.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus Photo #5 - Our IT/STEM classes start in Pre-K 3 where students learn basic skills and progress to digital projects. They also learn robotics, coding, and circuits through the use of the Dash and Dot robotics program.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus Photo #6 - Introduction to music starts in Pre-K. In 4th Grade, students customize their musical experience by choosing band, orchestra or choir.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus Photo #7 - Visual Arts are part of the curriculum and students learn about artists and explore different techniques and mediums.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus Photo #8 - Our science curriculum teaches students about scientific inquiry and using scientific tools. Throughout the school year, students participate in many hands-on projects to demonstrate their learning.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus Photo #9 - Regular assemblies are held to celebrate student achievements, and parents are invited to attend these as well as musical performances and other events.
Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a PK-12 international learning community for high achieving students.
We cultivate in our students the ingenuity to thrive in a global society and to be architects of their future.
As the only private school in the greater Phoenix area to receive IB authorization, our teaching approach is focused on cultivating excellence in core competencies and developing critical thinking, complex problem-solving, and high-order reasoning skills. Our inspiring educators spark student achievement through interactive, discussion-based instructional techniques in small groups and individualized personal learning opportunities.
We bind these elements together within a framework of 21st Century education that prepares students personally and professionally to succeed today and into the future.
RSPS focuses on character development and cultivating the values of respect, responsibility, and success. Our vibrant learning community supports both academic and social development to build confident students who are well prepared to take their place as civic-minded leaders.
- Top Ranked AZ School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 411 students
- Yearly Tuition: $20,250
- Average class size: 18 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition varies by grade level.
Total Sports Offered
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Afterschool Clubs and Sports offered, Community Service, Student Government
- Early Learning
- We believe that curiosity, creativity, independence, cooperation and persistence enhance early learning and development. Our Early Learning curriculum promotes social, emotional, intellectual and physical development in a safe and nurturing environment. Our children learn and have fun at the same time through exploration and hands-on experiences. The key areas of development include promoting leadership skills, self-motivation, expressive and receptive language, self-confidence and positive self-esteem.
- Lower School
- First Grade through Fifth Grade
- Elementary school at Rancho Solano provides students with a firm foundation in the core curriculum including humanities, language arts, foreign language, social studies, math, science, art, music, and physical education.
- Students are instructed and guided on how to organize and manage their time. Activities develop research, note-taking and outlining skills in preparation for our rigorous middle school curriculum. Students learn to work independently and in groups.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus cost?
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus's tuition is approximately $20,250 for private students.
What sports does Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus offer?
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball. Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for most sports offered.
What is Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus?
The application deadline for Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Lower School Campus is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
We have been a Rancho family for over 10 years. We started when my son was 3 y.o. The curriculum has always been at least a year ahead, if not more, compared with local public schools. Class size is often 10 children/ class room. The individual attention each student receives is incredible. Every teacher and staff member, knows who my children are and where they should be. Furthermore, the teachers knowledge of our children's strengths and weaknesses is unparalleled. The nurturing environment is why my children feel so safe and content at this school. We feel very lucky to be able to be party of this community
I would absolutely recommend this school to anyone wanting a GREAT education and WONDERFUL atmosphere for their child to grow! We chose this school over all others as location was not important to us....we were willing to commute if we had to for the best education. I can't speak highly enough of this school!
When transferring to Rancho from an AZ public school, one important factor was the discipline policy. Rancho students are held to a high standard of behavior and character - the expectations are clearly laid out, and from first hand experience, I can report that the zero tolerance policy for bullying is enforced. When our child was mistreated by another student, I only needed to email the teacher one time - the issue was immediately addressed to our complete satisfaction with the student and the parents, under the oversight of the principal. It truly showed us that Rancho values the whole child.
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