Monarch Learning Center Charter School

Open Monday -Friday (Closed Weekends and Holidays)

Office – 8:00am – 4:00pm (2017/18 Calendar to be posted soon)

Classes – 8:20am – 2:30pm (Minimum day dismissal 1:35pm)

California Public Charter School #307

5307 Cedars Road · Redding, CA 96001

(530) 247-7307      FAX:  (530) 243-4819

email: Principal/Director – Ethan Cohen


Monarch Learning Center is California Public Charter School #307. It is identified by the California State Department of Education with CDS code: 45-70110-6117931. It was originally sponsored by the Redding School District in April 2000, numbered by the State Board of Education in June 2000, and incorporated as a public benefit non-profit corporation in December 2000.

Its facilities are located at 5307 Cedars Road in Redding, California. It is a K-8 elementary school serving the families of Shasta County and the neighboring counties. Monarch features a unifying natural science curriculum theme each school year in a three year cycle emphasizing Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science in successive years. Its program is designed for students who are interest in how things work, especially in the natural world. Field studies, classroom garden plots, and camping trips connect classroom exploration with the real world.

Our lead teachers all possess California Clear Credentials with the majority holding Masters degrees in education. The school director(s) are active in the classroom.

Monarch Learning Center Charter School Mission

The Mission of Monarch Learning Center Charter School, California public charter school #307, is to cultivate an active family community where parents and staff together provide individual, real, personal, and conceptual learning for each student.

Through exploration, direct experience, and discovery, each student gains ownership of his or her learning.  The student at Monarch is a self-directed learner who is able to demonstrate, articulate, and evaluate what he or she learns.  Monarch education is developmentally appropriate, centered on language, mathematical, and science literacy, and is achieved through the three principles of

Respect, Understanding, and Excellence.

Respect is both intrapersonal and interpersonal. A respectful person exhibits understanding of self, others, life, interrelationships, and the physical world to act with value toward people, living things and the planet.

Understanding gives us the ability to gain knowledge through experience and reflection, and drives us to continue to seek new opportunities for learning.

Excellence employs perseverance of will, an acceptance of the challenges of the learning process, and a high degree of intellectual risk-taking.  An excellent person exhibits mindfulness and integrity in all undertakings, whether academic or social.

Monarch Learning Center is Proud to be Sponsored by the Redding School District.

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