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Principled and caring students.

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Mind and Body Working Together.
Scholar-athletes excelling at the highest level.

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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


“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 senior, Josh Kaplan, has been awarded the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Scholarship. The Foundation awards four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarships to exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their high-achieving peers in their desire to make an impact on their communities and in the world at large.  The Scholar aspires to contribute to positive forces for change and plans to tailor their education to that end.  Josh’s contributions and talents are extraordinarily varied and equally impactful.  He is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme candidate, School President, musician (plays piano, sings, and is a master whistler), athlete, and founder of GOALS (Giving Opportunities to All Who Love Soccer), just to name a few.  Congratulations Josh, for this well-deserved award!

RSPS Senior Receives Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Scholarship

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