Educating Children. Engaging Families. Empowering Communities.

To further its philosophy, Mariposa Academy has the following goals and objectives:

Challenge all students to reach their highest potential and putting them on the path to college while developing both English and Spanish literacy.

Encourage ongoing professional development of staff. Create development opportunities for staff members so that they may strive to be lifelong learners and grow as positive educational role models.

Support students’ efforts to learn and grow by ensuring a safe and caring environment.

Foster a reciprocal communication process between staff and the community about our  goals, programs and achievements, promoting understanding of school programs and support of all our students and families.

Nurture a climate that encourages harmonious relationships among school staff and families, as well as respect for diverse cultures, and lifestyles.

Invest fiscal resources responsibly and effectively to accomplish our mission.




Our School is lucky to have a talented staff of state-certified professionals. The school employs 9 classroom teachers and 1 special education teacher.


Our goal is to create a warm, open environment where students feel safe enough to ask questions, explore and seek answers. We challenge every student to surpass his or her own personal best and help them over the hills and through the valleys of these growing years. Mariposa is particularly proud of its diversity and takes every opportunity to celebrate those characteristics that make us different. We welcome all who come through our doors.

Mariposa pledge: We work hard every day because hard work equals college success.

GO team!

Mariposa Academy in Reno

At Mariposa Academy, we approach each child as an individual with their own talents and one-of-a-kind needs. Our goal is to help your student meet the learning benchmarks for their grade, using the following:


  • Classroom instruction
  • Small-group projects
  • Resources
  • After-school tutoring

Personal best

Responsibility for ourselves

Respect for others