Education Services

Morongo School
12130 Santiago Rd
Banning, CA 92220

Little Creators
12150 Santiago Rd
Banning, CA 92220

Morongo Upper School
11952 A Potrero Rd
Banning, CA 92220

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is committed to providing quality life-long educational programs and opportunities for Tribal Members and 1st Descendants to prepare them for success at the nation’s top universities and in any arena of government, academic, professional and corporate life.

Morongo School

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has fully accredited private college preparatory schools located on the Reservation. Morongo School opened its new site in September 2010, enrolling students from 1st Grade through 6th Grade and now serves grades K-8th. They also offer programs for pre-school, pre-kindergarten, alternative education and tutoring.

  • Morongo Little Creators Campus (Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten)
  • Morongo Lower School Campus (1st Grade through 4th Grade)
  • Morongo Upper School Campus (5th Grade through 8th Grade)
    • Alternative Education assists 9th-12th in the district independent program
    • After School Tutoring program is open to k-12th local school districts

A High School (Grades 9-12) has been planned around an Academy Model with four Centers of Excellence (Center for Excellence in Communications, Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies, Center for Creative & Performing Arts, and Center for Excellence in Governance & Leadership) Morongo students. The Tribe will consider adding the High School at the appropriate time.

Tutoring Program

The Morongo Tutoring Program Provides “in school” academic support for Tribal members who are enrolled in the Banning Unified School District in Grades K through 12. 

Resource Center

Tribe established the Morongo Resource Center in the Mezzanine of the Administration Building (2nd floor) in the Spring of 2011. Through the Morongo resource center, Tribal Members may access the Tribe’s Special Collection of books and other digital and audio media and other artifacts to research, study, and broaden their knowledge of the Tribe’s history languages, and cultural heritage. 

After School Study Hall

The Morongo After School Study Hall provides a supervised “quiet place” for Morongo students to work independently on their school homework assignments. While students are encouraged to work independently, tutoring assists with complex concepts. The After School Study Hall is located at Upper Campus, and it serves Tribal Members and 1st Descendants students attending local school districts.

We are open Monday through Friday while school is in session from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Alternative Education

The Center for Advanced Studies (Alternative Education) provides support to Morongo Tribal Members and 1st Descendants who are currently enrolled in a Banning or Beaumont Unified School District Independent Study Program or Alternative Education Program.

Students also receive one-to-one academic guidance counseling, including high school credit tracking, transcript checks, and IEP/SST advocacy and support. In addition, students receive support with College preparedness support, including, ACT and SAT testing preparation, enrollment applications, support finalizing college entrance essays, and scholarships

The Center also offers career counseling for Tribal Members and 1st Descendants who are seeking accredited studies leading to a diploma, certification, career, career change, or college degree of their choice.

Tribal Scholarship Program

The Tribal Scholarship Program provides college and vocational scholarships to Morongo Tribal Members, 1st Descendants in accordance with Tribal Ordinance.  The Tribe’s Rodney T. Mathews, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program als  offers college scholarships to enrolled California Tribal Members. 

Rodney T. Mathews, Jr. Memorial Scholarship’s

Open for Morongo 1st Descendants and Tribal Members
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For more information contact:
Lilly Gutierrez
, Scholarship Coordinator, Education Services at (951) 492-5318
Linda Cotton at (951) 537-7291.