Monticello Academy was founded in West Valley City by parents who wanted more for their children than a typical public school provides. They wanted a school that:
For over a decade, Monticello Academy has been the realization of that dream for families in Salt Lake County. Monticello Academy opened a second campus in West Point, in north Davis County, for the 2019-2020 school year.
I am very impressed with the quality of the staff at Monticello Academy, they have been so friendly and knowledgeable! My son’s teacher has been wonderful to work with, she addresses all my questions and concerns. The curriculum at Monticello is also challenging and engaging, I am amazed at what my son learns every day!Kami Bullock
We love Monticello!! I know my child is receiving an excellent education experience as well as being taught core moral values that will stay with him throughout his life. The teachers and staff go above and beyond to work with your child and recognize that they are individuals with specific needs and talents.Amber Gittins
Monticello is an excellent school. The teachers care about the students. I love that they still have art and music when [other[ public elementary schools no longer have it. My son loves going to school.Annette Winter
The school staff is very responsive and eager to work with parents and students. The communication levels are great! Everyone tries really hard to create a positive environment.Tesia Vandenberghe
Monticello Academy uses a rigorous selection process to hire the best teachers available, then puts the best possible curriculum in their hands:
These curriculum choices are based on principles that are sometimes forgotten in typical schools.
Knowledge matters. “Just Google it” is not always the answer. Students with rich background knowledge are better readers, can integrate new knowledge more easily, understand cultural allusions and references, and are better able to participate in our civic life. The Core Knowledge Sequence provides our students with systematic exposure to the knowledge that results in cultural literacy.
How students are taught math matters as much as what math is taught. Students in Singapore have outpaced the rest of the world in math achievement for three decades now because of superior math instruction. The Singapore Math curriculum gives our students in West Valley City and West Point the same advantages:
There’s more to life (and school) than math, reading, and state tests. Students deserve a well-rounded education. For every student in every grade level, Monticello Academy provides:
Values infuse our school, with a character education curriculum based on the wisdom of Thomas Jefferson. We emphasize integrity, responsibility, respect, perseverance, and the development of a growth mindset.
Great curriculum in the hands of great teachers gets great results:
Monticello Academy West Valley City and West Point students outperform their peers in both growth and in achievement: