Charter Schools

North Phoenix has a diverse choice of chart schools, each with a different mission and academic focus. Arizona charter schools are public school that operate autonomously from the local school district based on a contract with the State Board of Education (learn more). See also our comparative guides to school performance and enrollment.

Adams Traditional Academy

This K-8 is one of several charter schools run by Choice Academies Inc., providing a traditional education.

Anthem Preparatory Academy

Anthem Prep (grades 9-12) and Anthem Archway Classical (K-8) are part of the GreatHearts network of charter schools, known for rigorous academic standards and similarly rigorous behavioral expectations.

Caurus Academy

Small class sizes, individual attention and an atmosphere of caring anchor Caurus' Montessori-like K-8 offerings. A high school is planned for the 2018-19 school year.

Jefferson Preparatory High School

Modeled after Thomas Jefferson's writings in The Declaration of Independence, Jefferson Prep believes Jefferson "represents the pinnacle of social philosophy."

Ridgeline Academy

A K-8 charter school that aims to provide a rigorous curriculum with high standards and expectations.

Stepping Stones Academy

A Pre-K-8 charter school that bills itself as a "family-oriented campus, where parents are always welcome," and takes pride in being a small school.