We are so happy to share our amazing education community with new families and welcome the opportunity to help you navigate the many options when it comes to learning. The North Valley is packed with amazing schools, great teachers, and community-focused education options including public, private, and charter schools.
Whiz Kids Preschool
Whiz Kids is so much more than just childcare. They strive to create a safe place for children to grow and thrive, as well as offer parents the convenience of all-inclusive care while fostering a place to meet and create a support system to navigate parenting together. What sets Whiz Kids apart is the play-based curriculum and environments that are intentionally planned so that children are scaffolded into new learning opportunities while considering the whole child. The team does that by reciting daily positive affirmations, gratitude before meals, conscious-discipline principles, social-emotional awareness, as well as including learning experiences, not just structured activities. Weekly enrichment includes Gardening, Music, PE, Cooking, and Art/Tinkering, which offer ample opportunities for children to explore their own expression and creativity.
Atonement Lutheran School
Atonement Lutheran seeks to assist parents in the Northwest Valley as they raise their children to know and apply God’s Word and prepare them to live in the world successfully and in God’s Kingdom eternally. The Core Values include a Distinctly Christian Culture, A Commitment to Excellence, Fostering and Maintaining Relationships, and Developing a Legacy.
With locations in both North Scottsdale and Peoria, Candeo is a world-class, award-winning, top-performing classical liberal arts program that utilizes the nationally recognized Core Knowledge curriculum. Intentional programming, high-level instruction, and a culture of academic rigor set Candeo apart. Always true to their mission “to grow wisdom and virtue for a life well lived through rigorous knowledge-based schooling in the classical liberal arts,” Candeo exists to spark curiosity, wonder, and awe in the pursuit of what is good, true, and beautiful.
With multiple Arizona Academies in the north valley, Great Hearts is a network of tuition-free, in-person, and online schools dedicated to improving education nationwide. With a curriculum built upon a classical liberal arts tradition and a revolutionary approach to school itself, Great Hearts cultivates the hearts and minds of students in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
Notre Dame Preparatory High School
Notre Dame Preparatory is a Diocesan Catholic High School, dedicated to the promotion of academic excellence and the pursuit of holiness through the shared values of reverence, respect, and responsibility, out of love for Jesus Christ. The vision is to provide the highest quality educational experience, offering student-centered learning opportunities which develop the whole person: mind, body and soul.
Dynamite Montessori is a private school serving children ages 18 months–sixth grade. We are a recognized AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) School. In addition to the AMI Program, they offer sports, extracurricular activities, cooking, baking, and animal care (class pets and farm animals) as a regular part of the school day.
With purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers, Primrose's Balanced Learning approach inspires children to think in more ways: with creativity, compassion and resourcefulness. Balanced Learning is research-informed and combines the best thinking of renowned early learning philosophers like Montessori, Piaget, Gesell, and Vygotsky along with modern wisdom from the latest child development studies.
Paradise Valley Unified School District
Scottsdale Unified School District
Cave Creek Unified School District
Deer Valley Unified School District
There are a few different school tax credits that an individual may be eligible to claim:
· An individual may claim a credit for making contributions or paying fees to a public school for support of qualified activities or qualified programs.
· An individual may also claim two separate credits for making donations to a qualified school tuition organization for scholarships to private schools.
· Additionally, an individual who is a shareholder of an S corporation may claim two separate credits for contributions made by the S corporation to a qualified school tuition organization when the S corporation qualifies for a corporate credit and makes an election to pass that credit through to its individual shareholders.