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K-7
Private
Cave Creek, AZ
Students enrolled: 150
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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32648 North Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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(480) 361-8234
(480) 207-6730
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October 15, 2014
My son is in his 3rd year here and we have loved every minute! Every one of his teachers has been and is exceptional! The class sizes are small and they still have enrichment and remedial programs to keep all levels of students engaged. My son is testing in the 95 percentile and I credit much of that to his education at ACS. Most importantly, he is also being taught to be a well rounded, good person with morals, values, service and kindness, something no other school in the area can offer. There are also many different kinds of after school clubs and teams to choose from! The family and faith community is warm and accepting as parents are engaged in various volunteer and service opportunities at the school. We have made great lifelong family friends there! I wouldn't go to any other school!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2014
I've gone to this school for 4 years and all I see is growth in faith, education, and friends. This school has been awesome to go to. The kids here are amazing and they welcome us all.

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2014
Many of the children were not kind towards others at this school. A lot of bullying went unnoticed. Your child will be stuck with the same children year after year. The curriculum is worksheet-based. There is no set math nor language arts curriculum. No STEM whatsoever. The administration is focused on growing the school rather than improving its processes. The children are out playing in excessive heat for 30 minutes and eat outside for another 15 minutes - 45 minutes in over 100 degree weather! If you send your child here, please volunteer frequently to keep an eye on things. In the parent versus children soccer game, the parents actually played to win - so sad! One parent ran so fast and knocked my child over! I don't think the good teachers get the support and praise they deserve from administration.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
Just an amazing place where the students are treated with respect and dignity, and are challenged to do the same. They are so happy to be here!

- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2013
My daughter loves going here. She has made a lot of friends. We love this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
Annunciation Catholic school provides exceptional benefits vs other elementary programs, both public and charter. If you really know how academic content should be implemented to ensure student success, you can appreciate the tireless efforts of the teachers and principals of this school. Although still in the growth stage as far as the physical structures on the campus, they've put their student's spiritual and academic needs first. Proof of success is evidenced by high test scores, meaningful internal student assessments, and loving, Christ-filled children. Because of the integral mortal and spiritual faith programming at ACS, I myself have learned to appreciate my faith more because of this school. Parents looking to provide their child with a small, sincere and loving environment that truly brings academic potential forward should take a serious look at this little gem in the North valley. After experiencing larger chaotic schools, it's refreshing to see that they take their mission so seriously. Our child is beyond happy here.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
Mrs Goldberg in 3rd grade is phenomenal! Her manner is focused, loving, engaging and effective. I'm impressed with her calm manner with my child. From Senora Graves in Spanish, Mrs Ross in art, and Mrs Trayer in music, the specials are phenomenal at this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
We couldn't be more thrilled that we found the community at ACS. My child struggled a bit at public school, and we felt we could use a bit more of a smaller atmosphere. We stumbled upon ACS, and called for a tour. We were so impressed, and knew immediately this was the right place for our family. ACS is truly a family atmosphere. The teachers and parents are all so caring and involved. Sharon Pristash is involved with everything from top to bottom, and at every event. I know that my children are extremely cared for at school, as much as they would be at home. The teachers always go the extra mile, all the parents donate their time and talents to make sure that ACS is providing the best education, atmosphere and community.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
Annunciation is a wonderful place to learn. The teachers are all committed to the advancement of the students. They are kind, yet firm. The students love school so much they hate to leave at the end of the day. The motto of the school is "All are welcomed". All the kid feel safe and respected here.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
Annunciation Catholic School boast a terrific academic record, provides extracurricular activities including music, PE, art and after school clubs. Spanish is taught in every grade, all taught with the values, morals and ethics of Catholic Faith. All the teachers are practicing Catholics. Most importantly, the children here are loved, each and every day by teachers, the amazing principal Mrs Pristash, and the families who attend and volunteer to make this a great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
Annunciation Catholic School is a rare place where what's best for the students is foremost in the minds of the administration and parents alike. Parents can have a respectful and open dialog with the principal and pastor while counting on them to provide stellar academic instruction and sound Catholic teachings. They do all of this without being stuffy or placing restrictive rules on every little thing. My child has blossomed at this school; she loves her teachers and principal and has a healthy respect for her classmates and any differences they may have in learning styles. The teaching staff is extremely committed to the well-being of all students and the parent base in incomparable when it comes to supporting this school. We are proud to be a part of it and excited to watch this growing school become one of the greatest schools in the far north valley!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
It is such an amazing school, teachers are great friendly, caring compassionate. our principal just awesome. My son is receiving great catholic education which is what we want, academics he is way above other kids, he is now in chess tournamets because of after school programs.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
During my long educator career, I've taught in 4 different districts at all grade levels, Annunciation Catholic School shines in the top 5% of those schools. I believe one of the biggest reasons that ACS is outstanding is the leadership of Dr. Pristash. She sets the tone of the school. The teachers whom she has hired have a high academic standards that they hold their students to, the teachers are more than competent and work with each student to find the correct pathway to achieve academic excellence. The school boast specialists in art, music, PE and Spanish knowing that students need a variety of ways to learn. Building lifelong learning traits begins young. The learning team includes specialized teaching aides in reading and math with after school programs in chess, sewing and karate and a counselor. The volunteer parent cadre is the backbone of the school. Parents who have a vested interest in the success of the school create a portion of the advisory council. The notion that it takes a village to raise a child is taken to heart at this school. You know it is working from the smiles on students' faces and the compassion they show each other as you walk through the school.

- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2013
Our son has been at annunciation for two years and at Our Lady of Joy Preschool/ Kindergarten prior. We absolutely love Annunciation, top notch academics, loving and caring staff and the Administration cares %110 about your children and family as a whole. We have met life long friends/ families at ACS and will continue through till graduation.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
Annunciation Catholic School is a unique place where visitors see smiling students who are eager and happy to learn in an environment that both cherishes and challenges them, It's not merely an excellent school, but also a faith-based learning community "where all are welcomed" into the loving arms of Christ to grow in wisdom and grace. Characterized by an outstanding leader who has assembled a well-educated and professional staff, Annunciation delivers a challenging Catholic curriculum closely aligned with the Common Core state and diocesan standards.

- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2013
We found a school that provides a supportive and loving environment for the children where children learn to respect others and love God. My family and friends have made comments of how respectful and polite my son has become since attending the school. We came from a school where disrespect for others was tolorated or dismissed. He is more settled in who he is because of the constant reinforcement from his teachers and principal at Annunciation regarding the importance of being a person of great charactor. My son needed to be challenged scholastically and the public school could not provide it. The children's test scores prove that the school teaches at least 1 grade above the publci schools. I would highly recommend the school to anyone who is looking for a great school!

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2013
The most wonderful school in the world! There is no other school that "walks the walk" like Annunciation Catholic School. I have three children enrolled there for the last two years. Due to moves from work transfers, this is our third Catholic elementary school. The Principal is unlike any other principal or dedicated educator that we have ever witnessed. Annunciations Catholic School (ACS) is a supportive family, dedicated to teaching stewardship and citizenship, excelling and emphasizing academics while creating a safe, loving and accepting environment for the kids and parents alike. One of my children has some minor special needs and the entire staff is tuned-in and supportive, caring and dedicated to helping and educating all the children without hesitation.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2012
Our son has attended Annunciation for the last three years. He has become the polite and caring person he is today largely because of the great balance of a stellar teaching staff, hands-on principal, and superb religious education. Annunciation's academics are comparable to any other top school in the valley without the pricetag. This is a strong blossoming community with dedicated, involved parents. We feel fortunate that our family is a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2012
Excellent school with highest-quality education in core subject necessary for success and plenty of sizzle with after-school enrichment programs.

- submitted by a community member
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Annunciation Catholic School
32648 North Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ  85331
(480) 361-8234
Last modified Annunciation Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades K-7
Annunciation Catholic School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top