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Hours 8:40 AM - 3:40 PM
School leader Dr. Kristofer Sippel
District San Tan Montessori School Inc.
Transportation options None

Programs

Classes

0
Visual Arts
4
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Bell / handbell choir
Choir / Chorus
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Dance
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Visual arts None
World languages taught Spanish
World languages taught (misc.) Middle School Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
Gifted / High performing
Individually guided instruction
Montessori
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

12
Facilities
including: Library
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Facilities Sports Fields
Audiovisual aids
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 71% 42%
Hispanic 13% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 47%
Female 43% 49%
Male 57% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
4
Boys Sports
including: Cheerleading
21
Clubs
including: Book / reading club
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Softball
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Flag football
Clubs (misc.) Spanish
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Cooking club
Community service
Cub Scouts
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Girl Scouts
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Math club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 5:40 PM
Before school start time 7:20 AM

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Higley Unified School District
  Gilbert Unified School District
Students typically continue on to these schools Private
  Higley Unified School District
  Gilbert Unified School District

Awards

Community service award Go Gilbert "Top School in Gilbert"
Year received 2013
Community service award Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year
Year received 2013
Community service award Gifted Teacher of the Year
Year received 2012
Academic award Best Charter School In the East Valley
Year received 2014
Academic award Top Three Charter School Teacher of the Year
Year received 2013

Teachers

14
Staff
including: Gifted Specialist
Staff Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Gilbert Chamber of Commerce
Partner website Http://www.gilbertaz.com/
Partner Scott Helping Children Foundation
Partner website Http://www.scotthelpingchildren.com/
Partner Love and Logic
Partner website Www.kerimaughan.com

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.santanlearningcenter.com/public-charter-elementary-school/elementary-enrollment/
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 800
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 600
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012