Researching elementary, middle, and/or high schools in Tucson? You've come to the right place!
Our page is divided into section by different types of schools (public, charter, private, religious, etc).
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Leman Academy of Excellence
Location: Campuses in Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley
Leman Academy of Excellence is a tuition-free, Classical education public charter school offering a learning environment that brings out the best in each and every child.
The foundational principles of Leman Academy of Excellence have been formed and established by Dr. Kevin Leman, the founder of the school, who had often dreamed of launching a school for young people that willingly engages and embraces parents in the educational process, highlighting the parent-teacher-scholar relationship that instills the morals and values needed to produce tomorrow's leaders today.
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There are a number of private schools in Tucson with different focuses - Montessori, Waldorf, Independent, College-Preparatory, etc.
Private schools are tuition-based and have unique admissions criteria (which may include academic assessments, student/parent interviews, and/or home visits). Private schools have the right to reject admission to students who they do not think are a strong fit for their school.
Examples of private schools in Tucson include:
Castlehill Country Day School
The Gregory School
Tucson Waldorf School
If you are specifically looking for a Religious School in Tucson, please consult the next list under that title.
RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS IN TUCSON
Most of the larger religious elementary, middle, and high school options are listed below by category.
CHRISTIANSCHOOLS IN TUCSON
Calvary Chapel Christian School
Casas Christian School
Desert Christian Schools
Faith Community Academy
Faith Lutheran School
First Southern Christian School
Fountain of Life Lutheran School
Northminster Christian School
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
Veritas Academy of Tucson
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN TUCSON
Our Mother of Sorrows School
Salpointe Catholic High School
St. Ambrose Catholic School
St. Augustine Catholic High School
St. John The Evangelist Catholic School
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Mark's Preschool & Kindergarten
St. Michael's School
St. Cyril of Alexandria School
JEWISHSCHOOLS IN TUCSON
Tucson Hebrew Academy
Tucson Jewish Montessori
CHARTER SCHOOLS IN TUCSON
A charter school is a school that receives government funding, but operates independently of the established state school system. Historically, Tucson has been a "charter school friendly city" so there are many charter schools in the metro area and in the surrounding suburbs.
Since charter schools receive government funding, they must adhere to specific guidelines instituted by the Department of Education.
Many of the charter schools in Tucson have stellar academic reputations (beating out traditional public schools in test scores and extracurriculars), while other charter schools have a poor reputation. It is important to take a school tour, to ask for recommendations, and to do your own research before making an enrollment choice for your child.
Because charter schools are public schools in a different form, students attend free and do not pay tuition.
There are too many charter schools in Tucson to list. The most notable, however, are BASIS Tucson and Leman Academy.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN TUCSON
If you plan to send your child to a public school, you can call, email, or visit your district office to determine school placement. In most cases, your child will be assigned to the neighborhood school that is the closest to your home. Some districts do, however, offer open enrollment where you are able to choose a school within the district limits. Similarly, you may be able to "open enroll" at a school outside of your designated district in certain circumstances.
You can search by zip code on the Arizona Department of Education website to find the public and charter schools that are closest to you.
Altar Valley School District
Robles Elementary School
Altar Valley Middle School
Amphitheater Public Schools
Amphitheater High School
Amphitheater Middle School
Canyon Del Oro High School
Copper Creek Elementary School
Coronado K-8 School
Cross Middle School
Donaldson Elementary School
Harelson Elementary School
Holaway Elementary School
Innovation Academy K5 STEM School
Ironwood Ridge High School
Keeling Elementary School
La Cima Middle School
Mesa Verde Elementary School
Nash Elementary School
Painted Sky Elementary School
Prince Elementary School
Rio Vista Elementary School
Walker Elementary School
Wilson K-8 School
Catalina Foothills School District
Canyon View Elementary School
Catalina Foothills High School
Espero Canyon Middle School
Manzanita Elementary School
Orange Grove Middle School
Sunrise Drive Elementary School
Ventana Vista Elementary School
Continental Elementary School District [Green Valley, Arizona]
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