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Welcome to Maryvale Preparatory Academy, a distinguished educational institution in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. As a tuition-free, public charter school, we are honored to provide an exceptional preparatory school education, offering a robust classical curriculum to students from kindergarten through high school. At Maryvale Prep, we are committed to unlocking the potential of every student, shaping their characters for a life filled with wisdom, integrity, and a passion for lifelong learning. 

Our academy, part of the esteemed Great Hearts network, stands as a beacon of excellence in central Phoenix. We pride ourselves on being a high-performing school that provides a comprehensive education, emphasizing the classical liberal arts tradition. Our curriculum is carefully designed to instill a deep understanding and appreciation of the rich traditions of Western Civilization, fostering a genuine love for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. 

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Begin your journey into the heart of classical education with just a click. Watch a virtual tour of Maryvale Prep where we foster virtuous scholars and deep thinkers. Witness firsthand how our teachers inspire a passion for lifelong learning, logic, and moral integrity. This isn't merely a tour of our school; it's a gateway to becoming part of a community dedicated to academic excellence and living the values of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Discover the unique spirit of Great Hearts—where every lesson shapes well-rounded, virtuous citizens.

From our free full-day kindergarten to our rigorous high school program, Maryvale Prep offers a unique educational journey. Our youngest scholars begin their path in an environment that nurtures curiosity and a love for learning. In these formative years, we lay the foundation for academic success through an engaging and holistic curriculum that includes reading, writing, mathematics, and science. At this time, we are not accepting early kindergarten registrants. We will update here if we open seats for assessments and early entrance later in the school year, please continue to check back. 

As students’ progress to our middle school, they are met with an increasingly challenging and diverse curriculum. Here, they delve deeper into literature, mathematics, science, history, and languages, including Spanish. This exposure to a broad spectrum of disciplines ensures that our students are well-prepared for the academic rigor of high school. 

Our high school program continues this tradition of excellence. Students engage in advanced studies in the liberal arts, preparing them not only for college but for a life of thoughtful and ethical leadership. We emphasize critical thinking, articulate expression, and ethical reasoning, skills that are essential for success in higher education and beyond. 

Located on a state-of-the-art campus on Camelback Road, Maryvale Prep provides an environment that is conducive to learning and growth. Our facilities include modern seminar rooms, fully-equipped science labs, a comprehensive library, a world-class performing arts center, a full gymnasium, and athletic fields. These resources play a pivotal role in providing our students with a well-rounded and immersive educational experience. 

The heart of Maryvale Prep is our exceptional faculty. Recruited from across the nation, our teachers are not just educators; they are mentors who are deeply committed to engaging every child in a meaningful and transformative education. Their dedication to teaching and their passion for the liberal arts inspire our students to excel academically and grow personally. 

At Maryvale Prep, we believe in the development of character alongside academic achievement. Our students learn to live lives embodying our core virtues: Citizenship, Courage, Friendship, Honesty, Humility, Integrity, Perseverance, Responsibility, and Wisdom. These virtues are integral to our school culture and are essential in shaping our students into responsible and compassionate individuals. 

We warmly invite you to learn more about Maryvale Preparatory Academy, our faculty, and our vibrant campus culture. We encourage you to visit us, meet our dedicated teachers, and experience firsthand the unique atmosphere that makes our school a special place for learning and growth. 

Maryvale Preparatory Academy is more than just a school; it is a community committed to academic excellence and moral virtue. We offer a classical education that prepares students for the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to our community and embarking on this exciting educational journey together. 

We eagerly anticipate meeting your family and sharing the exceptional experience that Maryvale Preparatory Academy has to offer. Join us as we continue to shape not only scholars but also virtuous citizens and leaders of tomorrow. 

With warmest regards, 

Dr. Crystal Cruz and Ms. Rachel Mercado,



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