Principal's Message

Joshua Cho
Dear Montclair High School,

Welcome back! It has been an exhilarating start, with an abundance of enthusiasm and active engagement from our students that has truly set the tone for the months ahead. Our staff is ready to make this the best school year yet.

We have committed this year to DARE TO BE, meaning that we will encourage our students to reach beyond what they believe they are capable of, so that our students can find success inside and outside of the classroom. Our commitment to ensure that MHS students graduate ready for college and careers remains in place, and we are ready to provide a comprehensive set of academic programs during the instructional day as well as before and after school. Our MAST Tutoring program, CAP Saturday School, and Paper Online are some examples of how students can find additional assistance with their coursework. 

Montclair High School strives for excellence  to provide our students with the best possible educational program. The California Dashboard, our state’s accountability system, allows us to review data that identifies our school’s strengths and areas for growth. You can visit the California Dashboard for more information. 

This is a great time for students to look for ways to get involved on campus. We have various athletic programs, service organizations, and other extracurricular clubs that will be featured at our Club Rush on August 24 that will bring all the groups together in one location. Our families can also participate with us in different ways. We will be offering various parent workshops throughout the year. Please sign up for our ParentSquare communication app to receive more specific information about these events.

I am looking forward to meeting you at our upcoming events, beginning with our first Coffee with the Principal on August 29. You can follow me on X (formerly Twitter) @MontclairCavs for all the latest MHS news.

It is an honor to serve as your principal. Go, Cavs!


Joshua Cho