Welcome to Shonto Preparatory School

The entire leadership wants to ensure parents and students have all the resources they need to succeed. This page is designed to be a one-stop shop for links to everything from school calendars to menus, and everything in between. If you need more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to your school, whose contact information is listed to the right. They are dedicated to making sure students at all grade levels are given the academic foundation, social and emotional skills, and counseling services necessary to complete the school year successfully. The best way to ensure that happens is to make sure all students are ready to take on the school year.

Shonto Preparatory Technology High School

Principal: Ms. Cheryl Grass
P: 928-672-3516
F: 928-672-3504


Shonto Preparatory School K-8
Principal:  Mrs. Marlita Haviland
P: 928-672-3528/3529/3530
F: 928-672-3505


School Security:  928-206-9277

2020-2021 School Year/Distance Learning starts Monday, August 17, 2020

Dear Parents,

We would like to welcome everyone back for the 2020-2021 school year. These past few months have been challenging for us both physically and emotionally. We have been faced with many decisions that needed to be made for ourselves and the work environment.

On June 5, 2020, our Shonto Governing Board approved for us to begin our 2020-2021 school year with Distance Learning. Our decision was based on guidance provided by the CDC, state, local government and the Navajo Nation Department of Education. Parents and staff were provided an opportunity to complete a survey about their thoughts of how we should reopen our schools. These results played an important part of the decision. In addition, we need to keep in mind what is safe for our staff and students in our current situation.

In the recent distance learning survey from staff and parents, they indicated a need for a greater investment in student and staff access to devices, reliable internet connectivity and support for distant learning. Therefore, we will continue our efforts on upgrading our technology for our students and staff to support quality teaching and learning. A majority of our student devices are delivered and awaiting to be programmed.

School will begin on August 17, 2020. A schedule for parents to pick up devices and instructional materials will be forthcoming. There will be training for parents and students once the devices are distributed. We will provide a schedule once the devices are ready.

We thank you for your patience while we prepare for the upcoming school year. We will continue to provide updates as decisions are finalized. If you have any questions please feel to contact us.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected,


Melanie Dewakuku, Interim Superintendent

Cheryl Grass, High School Principal

Marlita Haviland, Interim K-8 Principal

SPTHS Graduation 2020


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Attention SPTHS Junior & Senior Students!

Northland Pioneer College is now accepting enrollment for Fall 2020.

Sun Jun 28 01:22 PM