From the Head of School

Welcome to Rancho Solano Preparatory School.

Welcome to our website – I look forward to engaging with you in person to discuss your family’s vision for each of your children.

Rancho Solano Preparatory School provides an exceptional opportunity for each child!

As a high achieving PK-12 international learning community we welcome students and families whose vision focuses on developing a successful and happy life beyond college.  Here your child will find a passionate and inspiring faculty, a curriculum that is personalized and differentiated, a focus on global and cultural sophistication, and many opportunities to participate in leadership activities that create well-rounded individuals.  Our nurturing teachers bind all of these elements together into an exceptional 21st Century education, uniquely preparing children to succeed as the architects of their rewarding futures. We begin this pathway through a growth mindset in our Early Learning Center, instilling a love of learning with an emphasis on the whole child! Social and emotional development, the fine arts, and hands-on activities broaden each child’s experiences that are essential to understanding oneself and peers.  We focus on cultivating community values of respect for others, responsibility for self, and success in teamwork.

As students mature more is expected of them, and positive peer pressure supports those young people who join us throughout the grades to become contributing Mustangs!  With small class sizes and individual attention students are held appropriately accountable for their growth in academics, social and moral development, and growth mindset.  Students who join our school community will find themselves quickly absorbed into many exciting campus activities!

Toward these goals we engage parents as partners to build confident students who are well prepared to take their place as civic-minded leaders.  Personal Learning Plans support a growth mindset throughout each child’s years at RSPS.  Our PTO and Parents Advisory Council are just two of the formal ways parents can contribute to the livelihood of our campuses.

Rancho Solano Preparatory School is the only private school in the greater Phoenix area to receive International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme authorization, recognized worldwide for academic rigor and a holistic educational approach. This challenging and balanced curriculum develops inquiring, knowledgeable, international-minded, caring young people who will help create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Please explore our website, and I invite your family to campus for a personal tour of our truly world-class education.


Seth W. Ahlborn
Interim Head of School


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  • 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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