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Looking for your child’s first school, transition school or simply a new learning environment? Here are some options to consider.

Academies of Math & Science, charter schools, Arizona

Academies of Math & Science

Nine campuses in Avondale, Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix and Tucson
602-584-6625 •

A K-8 charter school utilizing research and evidence-based methods in use at the highest performing schools in the world. With an award-winning academic program, a fully equipped state-of-the-art campus complete with advanced science and computer labs, full-sized courts and recreation areas, and top-notch security, AMS offers Arizona students a K-8 education that prepares them for lifelong success. AMS students participate in a rigorous, STEM-focused program that includes robotics and technology classes, Mandarin, Russian, guitar, piano, choir, art, and drama.

Alhambra Elementary School District

Alhambra Elementary School District

4510 N. 37th Ave., Phoenix
602-336-2279 •

The Alhambra Elementary School District is committed to educating the whole child by providing access to the “4 As” — Academics, Arts, Activities, and Athletics. Our students explore their passions in learning environments tailored just for them: Global Academy of Phoenix IB Candidate School; Choice Learning Academy’s Entrepreneurship, Arts, or Innovation Programs; Girls Innovation Academy; Alhambra Traditional School; Valencia Newcomer School; Alhambra Preschool Academy and our other preK-8 neighborhood schools are now enrolling for the 2021-22 school year.

AmeriSchools Academy of Arizona

1333 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix
602-532-0100 •

A tuition-free charter school district offering in-person classroom instruction for grades K-8 and state-approved online instruction for grades K-12. Students are provided opportunities to enrich their schooling experience through a variety of clubs, committees, and athletic teams. Additional locations in Tucson and Yuma.


ASU Prep Digital, online learning, Arizona

ASU Prep Digital

844-692-3372 •
Grades K-12

ASU Prep Digital is an accredited online school where students can take a single online course or enroll in a full-time, diploma-granting program. Students are on an accelerated path toward university admission and careers of the future, because ASU has combined the high school and college experiences, empowering students to take university courses and start earning credit in their major. The personalized instructional model surrounds students with support including live online instruction, a learning success coach and access to ASU professors, mentors and resources. ASU Prep Digital students have historically outperformed other online schools on standardized tests. Please visit the enrollment page of the website for enrollment details. Please visit the contact page of the website for a full events calendar. Full-time Arizona students attend tuition-free. Other students please visit our tuition calculator for details.

Christ Church School

Christ Church School

4015 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley
602-381-9906 •

Christ Church School emphasizes educating the whole child — mind, heart, and spirit — with small class sizes and low teacher-student ratios. Interactive, integrated and accelerated curriculum for grades PreK–4 incorporates age-appropriate educational enhancements including Spanish, PE, music, chapel, art, religion, theater, library and outreach activities. Accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools and affiliated with the Episcopal parish of Christ Church of the Ascension. Tuition varies by class; flexible payment plans and scholarships available.

Desert View Learning Center

Desert View Learning Center

4027 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley

Desert View Learning Center is a K-4 private school. The goals of DVLC’s program are to: foster academic excellence and strong academic preparedness; provide a warm, accepting, and challenging environment in which children learn to enjoy school and see themselves as competent individuals; create individual academic and social goals based on the abilities and needs of each child; develop critical thinking skills; encourage creativity; foster each child’s intrinsic motivation to learn, inspiring a lifelong love of learning; encourage self-sufficiency and confidence by teaching social and problem-solving skills; offer a wide variety of experiences without the limitations of common stereotypes; develop each child’s ability to be compassionate, kind, and a good friend.

Dysart Unified School District

Dysart Unified School District

15802 N. Parkview Place, Surprise
623-876-7000 •

Dysart is a vibrant, growing school district focused on Academics, Arts and Athletics. With 16 elementary schools, four middle schools, and four high schools — each with a Signature Program, a preschool, alternative and online offerings, there’s something for everyone. Dysart is celebrating 100 years of providing extraordinary experiences and a wide-variety of extracurricular activities to students. We offer free full-day Kindergarten, athletics and arts. There is no shortage of opportunities to pique every student’s interests. Discover Dysart today!

Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy

Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy

4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale
602-543-8274 •

The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy embodies a highly challenging and hands-on learning environment for students in grades 7-12 who have intellectual abilities significantly higher than their age-group peers. Here, in non-traditional fashion, exceptional adolescents integrate technology and advanced methods into their learning culture to achieve substantial growth. HYSA’s access to resources and scholarly professionals from Arizona State University prepares our students for tomorrow by learning how to collaborate today. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 1 for spring 2020 enrollment and on an ongoing basis for the 2020-21 school year.

Girls Innovation Academy

Girls Innovation Academy

4730 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix
602-336-202 •

Girls Innovation Academy is a tuition-free public school enrolling K-8 learners. We are a small learning community focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math through project-based education. We also support our learners with girl-focused leadership opportunities.

Higley Unified School District

2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert
(480) 279-7000 •

Higley Unified School District is a distinguished district in Arizona that serves students from preschool through high school on 13 campuses located in Gilbert and Queen Creek. Students succeed on a number of academic markers as teachers prepare learners today to achieve their goals and dreams of tomorrow. Higley schools offer a well-rounded education with academics, music, art, languages, athletics, physical education, technology, and character education. Schools provide a safe and inviting environment for learning.

Imagine Schools

Imagine Schools

Apache Junction, Avondale, Coolidge, Mesa, Phoenix and Surprise

Imagine Schools-affiliated campuses operate in nine states and Washington, D.C. In Arizona, there are 12 campuses. College-preparatory elementary, middle and high schools emphasize individualized learning, character education, accelerated curriculum, high expectations and a values-based culture. All schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Uniforms are required. PreK is offered at some K-8 campuses. Proprietary Imagine Schools Curriculum is aligned to Arizona state standards and is designed to help students develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career and civic life. Additional programs vary by campus and grade level but include Advanced Placement, Character Counts, National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, athletics and many more opportunities.

Journey School of Peoria

13111 N 94th Dr. Peoria AZ 85281

We believe education begins at birth and continues every day through love and connection. We believe in learning with an uncompromising spirit of joy & adventure!  We serve infants from 6 weeks to 4 years olds in our ECE program on our 2 and a half-acre campus. We also have an Elementary program on campus that goes from kindergarten to 3rd grade. Our hours are 6:30-6 pm Monday through Friday for our Early Childhood Program and 8-3 with an option of before or after school for Elementary Students. Here at Journey School of Peoria, we recognize and respect the uniqueness and potential of each child and tailor our program to his or her needs and interests. We use Project Based Learning as our curriculum method with kindergarten through 3rd graders, in which students gain knowledge and skills by working to investigate and respond to their driving question or challenge. With the foundation of Social Emotional Learning, we create the pathway for academic success by the individualized curriculum, hands-on learning, and instruction from our well-rounded certified teachers. Overall, our campus has a lower teacher-to-student ratio, enlighten meals made in our scratch kitchen, and an incredible community! You Belong Here!

Kinderbugs Preparatory School

Kinderbugs Preparatory School

4365 E. Pecos Road, Ste. 143, Gilbert • 480-279-2779
1095 W. Queen Creek Road, Ste. 6, Chandler • 480-899-3130
1815 S. Crismon Road, Ste. 100, Mesa • 480-687-7765

We are an accelerated part-day preschool and kindergarten dedicated to educating the young minds of tomorrow. Our school provides a well rounded curriculum that encompasses everything needed to succeed in traditional school and in life.

Littleton Elementary School District

Littleton Elementary School District #65

1600 S. 107th Ave., Avondale
623-478-5600 •

For over 100 years, Littleton Elementary School District has been a cornerstone in the West Valley. We have adopted one district boundary allowing our families to pick the school that best fits the needs of their K-8 child. Arts, STEM Engineering, STEM Health Sciences, STEM Computer Science, leadership, and service programs are available. In the 2021-22 school year, we will be adding a business focus as well as the LESD Online Academy for students who have found success with digital learning.

Madison School District, Phoenix

Madison School District

5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix
602-664-7900 •

Madison is one of the top elementary school districts in the state, with eight schools consistently earning high honors. Your K-8 child will be immersed in future-focused learning with opportunities for inquiry and discovery through a variety of signature programs (International Baccalaureate program, Spanish Immersion, REACH – Profoundly Gifted program, Visual and Performing Arts, STEAM, and a Traditional Academy). Madison focuses on educating the whole child through academic, social and emotional development. Visit

Phoenix Country Day School

3901 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley
602-955-8200 •

As the Valley’s only independent PreK-12 school, Phoenix Country Day School stands as a leader in education, both in Arizona and on a national level. Our students and teachers strive for excellence — in the classroom and the community — while maintaining a healthy balance, grounded perspective, and sense of joy and curiosity in all that we do.

Phoenix Friends School

1875 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-562-2662 •
Opening in fall 2023 for grades five and six, Phoenix Friends School is an independent school arising from the faith and practice of the Religious Society of Friends (also called Friends or Quakers) and built upon high standards that have long made Friends schools exceptional. Quaker education pairs academic rigor with values-based learning while developing capacities in service, meditative reflection, and peaceful problem solving. Students at a Friends school engage with the arts, take part in service-learning projects, are encouraged toward a healthy and active lifestyle, and develop deep connections with each other and the wider world.


844-477-3632 •

Prenda is a completely new take on school. We specialize in creating flexible learning environments for grades K-8 that combine strong academics, inspiring social communities, and project-based learning experiences. We call these environments microschools. Instead of being trapped in a one-size-fits-all system, small groups of 8-10 children become empowered learners and co-creators of their education. We invite you to learn more about Prenda by visiting our website and reaching out to us directly with any questions you may have.

PS Academy Arizona, autism school Arizona

PS Academy Arizona

5222 E. Baseline Road, Suite 108, Gilbert
480-309-4792 •

PS Academy Arizona is a private K-12 school for students with autism or other exceptionalities, with programs that are customized to meet each student’s ability level. Free tuition, a beautiful new campus and small class sizes. Plus: Campus Connect, the first statewide virtual program of its kind for K-12 students with autism, allowing them to attend classes virtually and interact live with the classroom 100 percent of the time, side-by-side with peers and teachers. Now enrolling both on-campus and virtual programs for the 2021-22 school year. Reach out today. Space is limited. See Past the Lable, Focus on the Able!

PXU Digital

PXU Digital Academy

3701 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
602-764-0860 •

Enroll anytime and learn from anywhere! PXU Digital Academy is a fully online public high school for all Arizona students in grades 9-12. We offer an extensive course catalog including Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment, and World Language courses. All courses (except AP) are self-paced and asynchronous, giving students access to their coursework 24/7/365. PXUDA gives students the opportunity to engage in their coursework anytime and anywhere, including our fully-renovated, newly furbished campus.

Redeemer Christian School

Redeemer Christian School

719 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa
480-962-5003 •

Redeemer Christian School has been serving Arizona families for over 40 years. Currently, we are the only accredited, K-12, classical, Christian school in the Phoenix metropolitan area. RCS offers Christian families a secure, Christ-centered environment of classical academic excellence to equip students for a life of learning and service to the glory of God. Our small class sizes, pursuit of the classics, fine arts, athletics, and community outreach help foster our student’s skills and development.

SS. Simon & Jude Catholic School

SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School

6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix
602-242-1299 •

Our K-8 private school opened in 1954 under the guidance of the Loreto Sisters, and 66 years later we continue to be blessed with their presence. We are a fully accredited PreK-8th grade Catholic school and we breathe into every subject and extracurricular activity the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our students’ test scores are well above Diocesan standards, and over 85% of our graduates continue on to Catholic high school. Our school has been transformed over the past decade with over $10 million dollars in campus improvements. Financial aid opportunities are available. Campus tours are available by appointment.

Tri-City Christian Academy

Tri-City Christian Academy

2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler
480-245-790 •

Tri-City Christian Academy (TCA) is a private K-12 school that since 1971 has sought to develop lifelong learners through superior academics, to offer a comprehensive, well-rounded curriculum, and to integrate God’s truth into individual subjects on a daily basis. TCA strives to assist parents in cultivating Christ-like young people spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. Enrollment is ongoing.

The Promise School

The Promise School

3839 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix
602-529-3375 •

The Promise School is a K-4 private school that provides education by honoring the whole child through supporting individual learning styles and offering project-based, experiential and creative learning opportunities. At our core is a commitment to diversity and equity along with genuine collaboration between educators, families and children. We focus on the development of compassionate, life-long learners, while promoting kindness, building communication skills and growing a strong community.

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