Category: West Point

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 West Point Achieved the #1 Ranking in North Davis County

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 all nearby schools! What’s the secret to our kids’ success? Great teachers! We work hard to recruit and…

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May 10, 2023

Why We Don’t Tell Students They’re Smart

At Monticello Academy West Point in Davis County, 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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March 25, 2022

West Point kindergarten teachers thinking out of the box

At Monticello Academy’s West Point campus, kindergarten students are participating in fun and inventive activities in the classroom. Thanks to the school’s amazing kindergarten teachers, Ms. Bean and Ms. Mcbride, students have celebrated the 100th day of school, Dr. Seuss day, a marriage between Q and U, and more! All of these great activities continue…

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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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