June 14, 2017

This month we celebrate the graduation of 17 Monarch seniors, our largest class in history! Next year, a majority of our graduates will be furthering their educations by attending colleges and universities such as Point Loma Nazarene University and the University of California, Davis, while others will be going directly into the workforce and supporting […]

February 7, 2017

This year Monarch celebrates 30 years of serving the learning needs of San Diego students experiencing homelessness. What started as a place of refuge for these students has transformed into the only K-12 public school of its kind in the country, serving over 300 students each day! Monarch School’s mission has remained the same over […]

November 1, 2016

Monarch School cut the ribbon on a new learning lab, Launch Pointe. This new space at the Nat & Flora Bosa Campus in Barrio Logan is dedicated to project-based learning and college and career exploration. Gifts from Nat & Flora Bosa, Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation, David C. Copley Foundation, Price Philanthropies, Major League […]

September 20, 2016

Monarch School and Rotary were recognized on September 17, 2016 on public television’s fifth annual American Graduate Day program for their lasting partnership to educate homeless youth in San Diego, California. The two organizations were recognized for their work mentoring students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving. Monarch […]

December 3, 2015

San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) and Monarch School announced the launch of a pilot project, coined “Keys 2 Opportunity” to provide federal rental assistance housing vouchers to 25 families with children enrolled at the Monarch School in San Diego. Monarch School is one of only a handful of schools nationwide that specifically serve homeless children. […]

June 16, 2015

The BY: EILENE ZIMMERMAN Andrea and I sat cramped around a little two-top table at a Starbucks near her apartment, materials from her U.S. government class spread out before us. The handouts were photocopied news articles about teenagers pursuing The American Dream, the topic of an essay Andrea was writing. There was the Somali “Lost […]

May 27, 2015

Monarch’s CEO Erin Spiewak has been selected to join nonprofit leaders from around the globe to participate in Harvard Business School’s Fellowship for Nonprofit Leadership. Spiewak was selected by the HBS Club of San Diego and is the first Monarch executive to participate in the fellowship. Since arriving at Monarch in 2012, Spiewak led the […]

May 27, 2015

All of San Diego’s schools have the goal of giving their students what they need to succeed. But, in some cases, those needs are greater than others. Monarch School serves San Diego’s homeless kids from kindergarten through high school, giving them an education, but also providing for other needs like food, clothing and counseling. About […]

July 14, 2014

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – The Monarch School is not your typical school. Monarch is a K-12 school, with a common thread in its student body. “We are here to serve the neediest kids in the county, providing them with educational and extracurricular opportunities,” Monarch School Principal Joseph Wiseman said. “It’s a unique place in […]

July 15, 2013

SAN DIEGO — A scholarship program allowed junior lifeguards to give homeless children free-swimming lessons at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. Fifty students from different grade levels at Monarch School will benefit from the scholarship program, thanks to a $5,000 grant from San Diego Gas and Electric. “It’s a chance to be a kid, not […]