Nestled against the semi arid foothills of the Santa Clarita Valley, the Mint Canyon School site is a beautiful campus. It opened its doors in September of 1963 with 185 students. At that time, one permanent building contained six classrooms surrounding the cafeteria/library/multipurpose room.
Today, the Mint Canyon School site looks dramatically different. Our students, staff and community enjoy a multipurpose room, a separate Kindergarten facility with two classrooms and a large play yard, two two-story buildings which include the office area, multimedia lab, library, staff room, work room, Resource, English Language Development, and classrooms. The original permanent building includes a multi use area, a mini work room, Science Lab, Music room, and classrooms. The state supported preschool, Junior Mints, and ASES (After School Education and Safety), an after school program, are also housed on the Mint Canyon campus.
Mint Canyon School continues to be recognized for excellence in education. We have received the California Title I Achieving School award twice and the California Distinguished School award three times, most recently in 2006.
In addition, we were one of 215 schools nationwide to be honored as a 2003 National Blue Ribbon School. As such, we are the first and only school in the Sulphur Springs School District to have received this highest honor that can be bestowed upon a school. Most recently Mint was named a 2015 California Honor Roll School by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence.With a student population hovering around 460, a cozy, hometown feeling continues to exist at Mint Canyon School, even as we grow larger in student population. As expressed in our vision statement, our entire school community is a close knit family which cares deeply about each others' uniqueness and success. Support from the Sulphur Springs School District, a dedicated PTA, and good old-fashioned hard work by the teachers have all contributed to the success of Mint Canyon School.
An exciting spirit of cooperation exists at Mint Canyon, and as a caring school community, we support a nurturing learning atmosphere that stresses the social, educational, and emotional growth of all students so they may become productive and successful citizens. Mint Canyon Community School represents a commitment to educational excellence.