STRIVE Prep - Montbello Relocation

We’re moving next school year!

The new STRIVE Prep – Montbello school will be just 2 miles east of our current location, at the Rachel B. Noel Campus


Our STRIVE Prep – Montbello campus has lived at its current location since 2015 on a shared campus with two other district schools. The location is the former home of a high school and with community support,  the school board made the decision to turn it back into a high school and relocate the existing schools to new locations after the 2021-22 school year. STRIVE Prep – Montbello will be in the new building, fully enrolled and operational by the start of the 2022-2023 school year. 


With the move, we will continue to provide the same great programs we have in place and will be able to offer new opportunities and newer additional  programs for our students.


    Moving just 2 miles east!

    Montbello Moes to Noel Map


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    Stay tuned, exciting things are coming your way!

    Welcome to STRIVE Prep- Montbello Middle School, a place where we “All STRIVE For Excellence Together.”

    I am honored to serve as the Principal of STRIVE Prep Montbello, a school that is committed to providing an excellent education for every child. Our staff works hard to reach the needs of every student during this time of growth in their lives.
    Our daily goal is to embody a mindset of growth. Regardless of the academic or behavioral level, when a student enters our doors, you can expect they will grow into a hard-working, respectful, and responsible member of this community.
    We are committed to being positive role models and will work tirelessly to ensure every student receives a quality educational experience from a school community that believes everyone can be successful. If you are seeking a school environment with high expectations and a culture of excellence, STRIVE Prep-Montbello is the right choice for your scholar or career!
    It’s a great day to learn something new! Our goal is to work as a team to make MBC a place where teachers enjoy serving; students enjoy learning, setting positive examples for one another each day! Student-teacher relationships and teacher-parent relationships will set the tone for student accountability that will knock down the barriers for student success!
    We look forward to welcoming you into the STRIVE Prep Montbello School Family!
    Jay Gordon

    School Leader |


    Inside Noel

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