Ynez School is well known for its tradition of academic excellence as evidenced by the recognition that it has received as a California Distinguished School in 2002 and 2005, as well as a California Title I Achieving School in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Along with an emphasis on academic development, Ynez School places a high value on the health of its students, receiving Bronze recognition in 2008, Silver recognition in 2010, and Bronze recognition in 2013 from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in conjunction with the William Clinton Foundation, for its efforts to promote a school environment that encourages healthy eating and increased physical activity among its students and staff. In addition, Ynez School was named to the California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll for 2012 and 2013.
Diversity is celebrated at Ynez School. The school’s population consists of students and staff with rich multicultural backgrounds. The staff believes that each student is unique and deserving of the best education that a strong and rigorous core curriculum in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science has to offer. Through high quality instruction, the goal for every student is to achieve or exceed grade level mastery of academic standards as we prepare students for college, careers, and participation in a very competitive global economy.
The staff at Ynez School is both hardworking and dedicated to the success of its students. With many experienced and knowledgeable teachers eager to make a difference for Ynez students, a student-centered approach is implemented which provides the students with an atmosphere where their social, emotional, and physical heal0th and intellectual needs are equally important.
Ynez School has been a beacon in the Monterey Park community for years. We, at Ynez, pride ourselves on actively involving the parents and community in an ongoing quest for excellence. We believe in working together for the benefit of all of the students.
California Distinguished School
Title I Award Recipient
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Bronze and Silver National Recognition Awardee
California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School
Let’s Move! Active Schools Award