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-9th. 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 9th Grade |
    • Alternative Education assists 10th-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. The Study Halls are located on two Morongo School campuses: 

  • For students enrolled in Morongo School Grades 5 through 8 and for Tribal Members and 1st Descendants attending other schools in Grades 5 through 12, the Study Hall is located in Building B at the Morongo Upper School Campus and Learning Center. Hours are from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday while school is in session.
  • For students enrolled in Morongo School Grades 1 through 4, the Study Hall located at the Morongo Lower School Campus. Hours are from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday while school is in session. 

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.  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. Opportunities in the Center for Advanced Studies may include on-site apprenticeship programs in Environmental Sciences, Fire-Fighting, Public Works, Information Technology and/or other careers both on and/or off the reservation. 

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

  • School Receptionist
    (951) 755-5138
  • Tribal Scholarship Program
    (951) 572-6185
  • Alternative Education
    (951) 755-5138

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 also  offers college scholarships to enrolled California Tribal Members. 

Rodney T. Mathews, Jr. Memorial Scholarship’s

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