Category: Highbury

January 13, 2024

Oops! Most schools forgot about the importance of knowledge.

The Problem Did you know that most schools don’t have a knowledge curriculum? They have a skills curriculum. What does that mean? It means that they don’t have a plan for teaching students many of the things we expect students to learn in school, like history, literature, and the arts. Instead they focus on the…

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November 15, 2023

Monticello Academy Highbury is the #1 School in West Valley City for Reading Achievement

Utah recently released its school report cards for the 2022-23 school year. While we will never put test scores above character education and a well-rounded, history-rich curriculum, it is great to see our kids ranked #1 among West Valley City schools on the state’s measure or students reading on grade level. Why do our kids…

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May 10, 2023

Why We Don’t Tell Students They’re Smart

At Monticello Academy Highbury in West Valley City, despite our great academic results, we don’t tell kids that they’re smart. You might wonder, why not? Won’t that give them confidence?  Actually, it’s almost the opposite.  Stanford scholar Carol Dweck has studied how children’s beliefs about intelligence affect their behavior. Some children believe that we can…

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May 3, 2023

Why Monticello Academy is the Best Charter School for Kindergarten

As a parent, finding the right kindergarten for your child can be a challenging task. You want a school that provides a well-rounded education, an excellent reading program, and flexible options for your child’s schedule. Monticello Academy, in West Valley City, is the best charter school in the area for kindergarten, and here’s why. Top-Tier…

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March 25, 2022

Monticello Academy offering full-day kindergarten for 2022-23 school year

Monticello Academy is excited to announce that next school year, 2022-2023, the school will be offering the option of full-day kindergarten for parents and families at both the West Point and Highbury campuses. All parents will be able to choose between full-day kindergarten or half-day kindergarten. The half-day program will focus on math and reading….

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March 1, 2022

West Valley City school has highest reading growth scores in area

Monticello Academy in West Valley City, Utah, received its end of the year data from 2021, and–regardless of the pandemic–students saw incredible growth. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of students in first through third grade were making typical or better progress in reading by the end of the 2021 school year and the school’s scores were the…

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