The Partnership

young boy smilingMonarch School is a unique public-private partnership between the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and the nonprofit Monarch School Project, a 501(c)(3) corporation.

SDCOE provides approximately 40% of Monarch’s funding by covering the basic education elements of the school—teachers, aides, instructional materials, and an accredited education. The Project provides healthcare, clothing and food along with enrichment and support programs including an after school program, tutoring, counseling, expressive arts therapy and family assistance.

Monarch School is the only program of its kind in the country serving K-12 homeless youth, and is a model for how a community can successfully educate homeless children to become productive citizens.