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Welcome to Great Hearts Archway Arete, Serving Grades K-5

Dear Prospective Families and Members of the East Valley Community, 

Welcome to Archway Arete, a vital member of the Great Hearts Academies network, located in the heart of Gilbert and serving the families of Mesa and the broader East Valley of Arizona. As a tuition-free, public charter school, we are honored to offer a premier classical education to elementary students, from kindergarten through fifth grade. Our academy stands as a testament to the transformative power of a classical liberal arts education, dedicated to cultivating both the minds and hearts of young learners. 

At Archway Arete, we are committed to providing an educational experience that transcends conventional academic boundaries. Our curriculum, rooted in the classical liberal arts tradition, is thoughtfully designed to offer a comprehensive and enriching educational journey. We believe in the transformative power of classical education, which nurtures critical thinking, moral character, and a profound appreciation for the cultural heritage of Western Civilization. Our students are engaged in a robust academic program that includes reading, writing, arithmetic, geometry, science, literature, and history. 

Our approach to teaching and learning is built upon a foundation of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. We strive to inspire our students with a curriculum that is not only academically rigorous but also morally uplifting and aesthetically enriching. In addition to core academic subjects, our curriculum is enhanced with studies in fine arts, foreign languages, and physical education, providing a well-rounded and engaging educational experience. This comprehensive approach ensures that each child receives a balanced education that feeds both the intellect and the heart. 

Located in Gilbert and serving the Mesa area within the East Valley, Archway Arete is part of a vibrant and diverse community. Our unique setting allows us to offer an educational experience that is not only academically rigorous but also culturally enriching. Our inclusive and respectful school environment mirrors the values of our surrounding community, fostering a sense of belonging and mutual respect among our students. 

At Archway Arete, we prioritize a low teacher-student ratio, ensuring personalized attention for each child. This approach allows our dedicated teachers to recognize and cultivate the unique potential of every student, creating an environment where academic excellence and character development go hand in hand. Our faculty, deeply committed to the classical education model, are not merely instructors; they are mentors and role models who inspire a love of learning and a commitment to excellence. 

Our commitment to a tuition-free classical education ensures that this rich learning experience is accessible to all families in Gilbert, Mesa, and the surrounding East Valley area. We believe that every child deserves a high-quality education that prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of the future. This commitment to accessibility and excellence ensures that our doors are open to all who seek a transformative educational journey. 

We warmly invite you to explore Archway Arete, to learn more about our classical approach to education, and to discover the vibrant community that makes our school a special place. We encourage you to visit our campus, meet our passionate educators, and experience the enriching environment that we offer. 

Archway Arete is more than just a school; it is a community where intellectual curiosity, moral virtue, and academic excellence are nurtured and celebrated. We are excited about the possibility of welcoming you to our family and embarking together on this enriching educational journey. 

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the exceptional experience that Archway Arete offers. Join us as we continue to shape not only scholars but also virtuous citizens and future leaders of our world. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email our office manager at smaster@archwayarete.org.

With warmest regards, 

Neil Gillingham
Headmaster

 

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