#1 – Pensar Academy
Pensary Academy is an Arizona Project Based Learning (PBL) school and is our top pick for the best charter school in Phoenix, Arizona. Pensar Academy is a free, public charter school that is paid for by state and local funding. Each Pensar student will receive a world class education at a public school price! Now serving Grades 4 – 8. Pensar Academy seeks to proactively maintain a safe campus through social skills classes, a strict code of conduct, including a uniform policy, and zero tolerance policies in place to immediately address and extinguish student misbehavior to allow teachers to teach and students to learn. At Pensar, class sizes are deliberately capped at 25 students to ensure that every student receives the attention they deserve to excel academically. Each student at Pensar is leased his/her own laptop coupled with 21st Century technology training to become skilled in using technology as an educational tool.
#2 – Great Hearts Academies
Great Hearts Academies is a non-profit charter school management organization that operates a network of primary, middle, and high schools in the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan area and in San Antonio and Irving, Texas. In Arizona, Great Hearts Academies had 7,469 students enrolled for the 2013-14 school year.
#3 – BASIS Scottsdale Primary – East Campus
BASIS Scottsdale Primary East maintains a strong school community and culture that is spirited, welcoming, and supportive. Every day, students are engaged in hands-on, collaborative lessons that continually connect the different subjects to each other. At BASIS Scottsdale Primary East, we also focus on social and emotional learning, in addition to academics. The social and emotional learning program is continued in and outside of the classroom. Currently, BASIS Scottsdale Primary East Campus offers its community an academically accelerated education in kindergarten through fourth grade.
#4 – Bright Beginnings School
Bright Beginnings School is a private preschool and public charter elementary school serving bright and curious students 3 years old through 6th grade. Bright Beginnings offers an accelerated program that gives students a strong academic foundation, while also providing a well-rounded, liberal arts education.
#5 – Legacy Traditional School
Legacy Traditional Schools puts the focus back where it should be: on our kids. It’s easy to see why Legacy continues to be the highest rated Kindergartern-8th grade charter school network in Arizona. It starts with one student striving to be his/her best, and it continues to impact nearly 19,000 students network-wide. We hope you’ll take a moment to see why Legacy is the right choice for your family.