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PK-6 & Ungraded
Public district
Gilbert, AZ
Students enrolled: 898

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6040 S. Joslyn Lane
Gilbert, AZ 85298

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(480) 812-7600
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Map of Chandler Traditional Academy-Freedom address.

February 19, 2015
Overall, CTA Freedom is a good school. I agree there are discipline/bullying issues, but the principal is wonderful and very caring, he takes issues personally and is very involved. The academics are great, using Saxon and Spalding, however, depending on the teacher you get, there could be either a flood of boring worksheets or a good mix of worksheets and teaching skills. As usual, it comes down to the teachers, we have had excellent, wonderful, quality teachers here and then we have had pretty poor, unorganized, not able to keep the room under control teachers. I'm sure this is common in most public school settings!

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January 29, 2015
If you feel your child is being bully and not protected, then why are you still there? I don t understand why a parent would put down a school when that school is a Parent Choice School. Last year, I too felt my child was being bullied at CTA, but with the help from the principal I now realize my child was the bully. (Extremely disappointing news for a parent) I am extremely grateful on how they handled the problem, and how they helped my child and I work through this problem. My son is doing great there this year, and is loving his class and teacher. I would suggest reconsidering your issue and truly look at where the might problem be. Most of the time, it is not the school or the teacher. I am going to truly miss Mr. Smith next year. The new elementary school is getting an amazing person and principal.

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August 14, 2013
Very caring teachers, great homework assignments, a stern yet personable principal, and a very clean school. They offer some great after school programs partnering with the community. This is great will all the programs that have been taken out of the public schools. Choosing a school was very hard for our first child, I have no doubt we made a good choice. We are looking forward to sending our other child there. A major plus is uniforms! I totally believe in uniforms.

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January 18, 2013
My favorite comments on this site comes from a parent (below) who stated: (1) "A school that gives out a ton of home work and don't follows up on the home work is not a great school," and (2) "Phono grams who have use for that." Sounds like CTA came along a few years too late for at least one parent.

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July 25, 2011
We've been with CTA Freedom since they opened 7 years ago and had nothing by wonderful experiences. The one or two times we had issues, they were quickly resolved and handled professionally and fairly. No complaints whatsoever. A lot of people don't like the homework burden, but it's never been a big deal for my kids, and I like that I can see every day what they are learning and progressing in. I also feel it prepares them more accurately for high school and college than no-homework schools ever could. 5 stars, completely! Oh, and to the parent who thinks the school doesn't follow up on homework, I would say take that up with the teacher. In the past 6 years, and three children of mine attending there, I have never once had that issue. Sounds like a teacher issue, not a school issue.

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June 04, 2011
Amazing, amazing school! The Chandler Traditional Academies are unlike any other and second to none, and for that reason they are consistently full. My child transferred to this school and the homework isn't any more than the regular school that she came from. It is relevant to the lessons learned and never involves busy work. The bar is set high for the students in these academies and they respond beautifully. They are gaining morals, character, and an advanced education only seen in the private school sector. Well done CTA Freedom! I cannot imagine my child attending any other school. Your students will grow up to be successful members of society and know how to work hard and take responsibility for their actions at a young age...life lessons that will serve them well in the workplace! Phenomenal school! (hence the A+ Excelling state rating)

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June 04, 2011
Finally we could burn the CTA shirts! A school that gives out a ton of home work and don't follows up on the home work is not a great school. Phono grams who have use for that. What a relief to get that our daughter are at Payne JR High after the summer. Running club was great! Why only have a lunch break for the kids to get out of the class room and not a short break in the AM and PM also... Burn, burn burn .....

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April 08, 2011
This school is great!! Math and Language are taught a full grade ahead. As for math, teachers group advance students within their class (usually a group of 6-8) and work with them separately. My child is in 6th grade and doing 8th grade math. Children can go as far ahead in reading as they like due to the Indepent Reading program. Most teachers have many years of experience. Principle and faculty respond quickly to any concerns. If your goal is for your child to attend a great 4 yr college, this is the foundation for that journey. My child will go on to either Hamilton Prep or Chandler Traditional Jr High.

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November 01, 2010
My son is in Kindergarten this year. I have to say that he has learned so much more than I ever imagined so far. His teacher makes learning fun and he loves going to school. He always has a story at the end of the day about his favorite part of his day. I am very happy with the choice to place him in this school.

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March 08, 2010
I have had 4 of my 5 kids in a traditional type school from the beginning of their education and they far exceeded my child who was not in the same setting. I would highly recommend this type of traditional education to all parents. The principal, teachers and staff at CTA Freedom are incredible.

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March 30, 2007
My son attended another elementary school when we moved to Arizona in December 2005. Due to lack of discipline, overcrowding, and remedial teaching, I pulled him out in February 2006 and homeschooled him until he could get into CTA-Freedom. I am so pleased with the school. My son has a fabulous teacher for 2nd grade and the curriculum is challenging. I am amazed at how much he is learning. The staff at Freedom is fantastic, and most parents are very involved with their child's education. Kudos to Mrs. Nance for building such a great team at CTA-Freedom.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2007
My child attended CTA Liberty before Freedom and Freedom does not live up to the standards of Liberty. The school has some excellent teachers and does teach math 1 year ahead but the other subjects are at grade level. There are many discipline problems at this school. Problems go unpunished or un-noticed in the upper grades. I would recommend driving to Liberty over this school.

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March 09, 2007
Hello, My daughter is enrolled in Mrs. Giesler's sixth grade and she loves it, the only problem is that you she has to tuck in her shirt. All in all, the front office workers were very professional and very caring. I recommend this school.

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December 29, 2006
Enroll your kids in this school! In a growing area where academics and standards on conduct have lacked over the years, CTA Freedom and its staff are a wonderful addition to the community. Your children will be academically challenged and expected to behave appropriately. The staff and the curriculum are top notch and you can see they are there to serve the children and parents. This school is great and wish it could accommodate Junior High students.

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November 06, 2006
This school is wonderful! It is traditional and the students wear uniforms...Which I feel is a good thing. Academics are all 1 year ahead (4th-graders use 5th grade books). So, if you have a gifted child, or even just a child who needs a challenge, this is the school for you. The teachers are fantastic, as is the principal. I was a certified teacher before I became a mom, and I would highly recommend this school to anyone. My children attended cta liberty before cta freedom opened, and we have loved them both. (Freedom is closer, which is why we switched.)

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August 24, 2006
My son attended this school during it's first year of opening. The teacher he had was great! However, I can not say the same about the rude and unprofessional front office staff members. I would volunteer on a bi-weekly basis in my son's class. Everytime I had to deal with someone in the office, I was always treated Extremely rude! I wrote a complaint letter to the principal, who was also very unprofessional and click-ish. I also had an issue during the beginning of the year due to the 4-5 year olds not being supervised by a teacher and/or staff member of the school after morning drop-off. I brought this to the principal's attention right away. I had seen children fighting, swearing and etc. The issue did not get fixed until 2 weeks later and involvement of the Superintendent. Now my son attends a different school with staff members who care.

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Chandler Traditional Academy-Freedom
6040 S. Joslyn Lane, Gilbert, AZ  85298
(480) 812-7600
Last modified Chandler Traditional Academy-Freedom is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chandler Traditional Academy-Freedom Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top