The top two Senior Division project winners from the 2019 Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair will advance to compete in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona May 12 - 17. Read more


The Countywide Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Monterey County Office of Education and community partners, will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Hartnell College on Sunday, March 3. Read more


The December 2018 issue is all about the private schools! The issue features our annual Private School Guide. Plus, it's packed with holiday events so you can plan ahead with our Christmas Tree Lighting Schedule. Read more


January 2019 Monterey Bay Parent

Donna Jean Shoemaker ©2019

The January 2019 issue is all about preschools! The issue features our annual Preschool Directory plus articles of interest to parents of preschoolers. Read more


Here is a short guide explaining three types of the most common preschool philosophies–Montessori, Waldorf, or Reggio Emilia–and their approach to education. Read more


Did you know that you can present your Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch® or U.S. Trust® credit or debit card and a photo ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission at dozens of US museums? Read more

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The 2019 "Celebrate Catholic Schools Week" is from January 27–February 2. In honor of Catholic School Week, here are our choices for featured Catholic Schools in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Read more


If you're looking for a preschool for your toddler, look no further! Check out our featured Monterey County Preschools. Read more


Orchestra in the Schools

Heidi Borgia

The cultural fabric of the Monterey Peninsula has been enriched over the past thirty years by Orchestra in the Schools (OITS), an after-school program instilling the love of performing music in our young people under the direction of James Paoletti. Read more


Back-to-school season can be a bit hectic for any family – and those challenges are compounded for parents who are heading back to school, themselves. Three Monterey moms shared their experiences and the tips and support that got them through. Read more


Meet four teachers who grew up in Monterey County and are now teaching in local schools. Read more

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Families in Monterey County have a multitude of options for summer camp. From academic to sports, there is a great choice for every child. Be sure to check individual camp websites or call for the most up to date information. We verified information Read more


If you're looking for the right Catholic school for your child, take a closer look at our featured Monterey County Catholic schools. Read more


Catholic School Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The 2018 celebration is from January–February 3, 2018. Read more


If your child has a learning disability, poor or declining grades, poor time management skills, or difficulty understanding his or her homework, it may be time to consider a tutor. But how do you find a good reliable tutor you can trust? Read more


You’re attracted to the smaller class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities that private schools offer. But how do you know which one is the right fit for your child? Following these five tips can simplify the process. Read more

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If you are looking for a private school for your child in Monterey County or Santa Cruz County, you will find information here to help your search. Click on the school title for additional information. Read more


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Who knew practicing an instrument could be fun-and-games? In many homes, it involves shouting, grumbling and even tears, but it doesn’t have to be. You can break out of a routine of arguing over music practice by playing instead. Read more

Family Fun

If your family needs help with school supplies this year or if you'd like to donate to those who do, here are a few organizations in Monterey County who are gathering supplies for those in need. Read more


Whether your first born is just starting Kindergarten or your baby is beginning their senior year, it’s never too late to start being an active part of your student’s school experience. Read more


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    Summer Camp 2017

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