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Quick Facts

  • Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • PreK - 12
  • 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  • 14 + Average years of teaching experience
  • 63% of Faculty and Administration hold a master’s degree or higher
  • International Baccalaureate

Testimonials

“We place a priority on academics and Rancho Solano has always been the community leader. There are several alternatives in the area but none of them provides the balance and the depth that Rancho does. The education you get at Rancho is real, measurable, and long-lasting.”

- Proud Parent

“If Rancho didn't let me take both French and Spanish, I wouldn't have discovered my passion for languages, which led to me minoring in Arabic and Spanish in college. The extended essay in the IB Programme led me to my interest in global security and intelligence. I am grateful to...” read more

- Alumnus

“I teach at Rancho Solano because of my belief in the educational value of a vibrant international learning community, enjoying the varied insights of students from around the world. I love the way our classes encourage muted voices to gain confidence in engaging in open discussion on issues facing us...” read more

- Faculty Member

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Teacher Highlight

Richard Stilliard is the IB Coordinator and 12th grade IB History/American Studies teacher at Rancho Solano.  He is a world traveler and global educator with a passion for the International Baccalaureate Programme, “I am really excited by the opportunity to apply my experiences and knowledge of the IB at Rancho Solano. I believe the IB is the best curriculum in the world because it has the potential to bring the best out of teachers and students and create very powerful learning moments. No other curriculum in the world prepares young people for university and later life better than the IB.” Growing up in the outskirts of London, Mr. Stilliard attended an old-fashioned British boarding school, earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Leeds, and received his Master’s in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Buffalo State/SUNY. After teaching for six years in London and Leeds, Mr. Stilliard’s first international post was in Kuwait, where he taught High School Humanities at Al Bayan Bilingual School (a U.S./AP curriculum K-12 school) followed by teaching IB History in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam at the Renaissance International School Saigon.  “Teaching students from multicultural backgrounds in different environments has been an incredibly stimulating experience for me,” he smiles. Mr. Stilliard is currently a History examiner for the IB and has been involved in pilot studies for the Programme as well.  You can watch a video of him teaching a lesson on the IB website here: Teaching through Inquiry.

Richard Stilliard

Student Highlight

Rancho Solano Preparatory School Senior Karan Khosla possesses a myriad of talents ranging from National Merit Semi-finalist to EPICS Generator first place award winner.  While music is Karan’s greatest passion, an impressive list of accomplishments and interests are sure to inspire and challenge future RS graduates. Playing violin for the Phoenix Youth Symphony and the RS orchestra, he began playing the instrument at age four.  “I became serious with the violin in 5th grade when I joined the RS strings program where I was challenged to learn the hardest parts of many songs.” He will be competing in the Young Musician’s Competition this January.  Volunteering at Saint Mary’s Food Bank sorting, packing, and shipping food for the hungry, his enthusiasm for helping others was recognized at the ASU sponsored EPICS High Showcase.  He and a classmate developed an instructional booklet for farmers in Peru to use worm castings to fertilize their crops from the waste produced by their farm animals.  “This project was created to help farmers in Peru. They are poor people with primitive tools and ancient farming methods. Our goal was to help them improve their harvest and find ways to combat pests.” Karan is currently an IB Diploma candidate and realizes that the IB Programme gives students an advantage in college and beyond.  He states,  “I’ve found that learning to question everything I do and applying cross-discipline knowledge is imperative to the success of my pursuits and interests.”  

RSPS Senior Karan Khosla

Contact Us

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  • Lower School Office:
    602.996.7002
  • Middle/Upper School Office:
    480.646.8200
  • Preschool – 5th Grades
  • 5656 E Greenway
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85254
  • USA
  • 6th-12th Grades
  • 9180 E Via de Ventura
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85258
  • USA

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