STRIVE Prep - Montbello

“I like that I can come in and participate and feel at home.  If I want to volunteer, they know me.  It’s kind of like a second family here.  They are so friendly.”

Tomeka Reeves, Parent

Grades Served: 6-8

Main Phone:


School Leader:

Tara Byers

School Hours:

Mon-Thurs:7:30 AM - 3:10 PM
Fri: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Tara Byers

Welcome to STRIVE Prep - Montbello

Dear Families of Strive Prep - Montbello,

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Tara Byers, as the new Principal at STRIVE Prep - Montbello. A Denver native myself, I am doubly excited to give back to the Denver community in this role. My passion for education was shaped over the last 11 years, working as a 4th and 5th grade classroom teacher, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal at various schools both nationally and abroad. I have sought to ensure every student has the right to a quality education provided in a safe and supportive learning environment. Similarly, it is my number one priority at MBC to deliver on these two promises.

In order to do this, our campus has implemented three goals; these strategic priorities are a part of everything we will focus on throughout the 2017-2018 school year. We promise our Pumas will be safe, they will be on point and they will be joyful. We believe that we will only be able to deliver on these promises with the help and support of our families. I am committed to working with each of you as we strive toward these goals together.

Over the past few weeks, as we prepared for the first day of school, I have had the privilege of strengthening relationships with our incredibly dedicated and hard-working staff. They are devoted to our students and they inspire me on a daily basis. It is with great pride that I look forward to becoming an integral part of the Montbello community and working with everyone to support the successes of our students.

I look forward to the great year ahead of us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns and ideas that you would like to discuss.


Tara Byers

STRIVE Prep Shout Out

“We are proud to celebrate our community’s achievements.  From scholars and families to teachers, leaders and community partners, see who we’re giving a shout out to this Fall!”

School Based Programs

  • Daily Art or Physical Education
  • Newspaper
  • Student Leadership
  • Annual College Visits
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Drumline
  • Flag Football
  • Futures Football
  • Step Team
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Community Programs

  • Family Council

The STRIVE Prep Montbello Pumas celebrate learning and strive for college every day.