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PK-6
Public charter
Mesa, AZ
Students enrolled: 225
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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851 North Stapley Drive
Mesa, AZ 85203

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(480) 834-6202
(480) 834-3991
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September 22, 2014
Actually my experience has been 5 star, but am always reluctant to rate anything as "perfect".... My granddaughter has been attending this school since 3rd grade when she moved to Mesa from Sierra Vista. It was a heart wrenching experience for my husband and I to have our only grandchild move away. To make matters worse (for me), I was a Principal's Secretary at the school she had attended since PreK and had "guided" her school experience since she was 3 years old! Losing "control" of her education was so hard for me. With my daughters permission, I contacted Mrs. Rucker even before the move was finalized and explained our unique situation. I can only say she has been WONDERFUL! Every little concern has been addressed and she has gone above and beyond to get my reluctant learner to school on bad days and has been helpful in many areas to my daughter as well. My granddaughter is another 5th grader, and although I have only met her teacher, I know my granddaughter seems to love her. I feel confident that her education is almost as important to the staff at Stapely as it is to me ") Thank you Mrs. Rucker for all you do! I know from experience what a tough job you have.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2014
I just read the last few comments about this school, and I can't agree more with the two parents who like the 5th grade teacher at this school! I have two children and other nieces and nephews at this school. While both of my children's teachers are wonderful, I can't be more pleased with my 5th grader's teacher. For the first time in history, I do not have to nag to get homework done, and she gets up every morning excited about going to school. I don't have to ask about what she did in school, because she tells me before I ask. I don't know where you found this teacher, but she is a gold mine! Cu-do's to Learning Foundations!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2014
After reading the negative review by a parent from the Stapley Campus, nothing could be further from the truth. My child has been there since kindergarten and is now in the fifth grade. The teachers are new, but the fifth grade teacher has many years of experience. In my opinion, I wished they went beyond sixth grade. Is there a possibility?

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2014
Everything about this school is GREAT! Although, there has been some personnel changes this year which made me a little nervous. My daughter loves her new 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Summers! She is so excited about the projects they will be doing this year! I just wanted to give a shout out to Mrs. Rucker for doing a GREAT job hiring a new teacher. It is reassuring to know that a principal cares as much about my daughter's education as I do. Thank you! Looking forward to another GREAT year!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
Had a little problem in 2013/2014 school year, however was quickly resolved and great school otherwise. 2014/2015 school year is in 3rd week and have had a horrible experience with 2 separate teachers. One teacher has yelled at the children, whispers in their ears until t hey cry. The other teacher comes in and yells at the crying children. No response from administration after 2 weeks of complaining (the first 2 weeks of school). The principal wants as little to do as possible with the children or protection of children. As little to do with paperwork. Avoid this school if you want your children in a safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
I have two kids who have been here at the Learning Foundation since kindergarten. I love how much they are learning and are held accountable for their work and grades. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants a warm and friendly place where your children can succeed and have fun learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
my son goes to this school if your child is doing well in school then you will love it .I love that this is a smalll school and all the staff knows your child by name and they are so friendly. But if you your child is struggling as mine is he then this is not the school for you.My son has been tested by a psychologist and that was only because I have been telling them there was a problem and they knew it too but would dismiss it by "oh boys are a little slower or he will grow out of it if he doesn't improve by so and so time we will test him NEVER DID THEY until I had him tested by a professional Psychologist and he is mildly Dyslexic and has an audotory processing issue and he needs extra help even with proof in paper they still won't help. They tested him with their psychologist and said he is fine and they will watch him and they will help him or test him again when they think is necessary this has been going on for almost 3 years.I am still looking for a new school which has been hard to find here in Az. From a frustrated parent

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
I love this school. The office Staff is awesome and they do a great job of making you feel right at home. The teachers really care about the kids and make sure that they are doing their work on a daily basis. They make sure they are prepared for AIMS and as well provide healthy lunches and breakfast.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2013
My two daughters have attend Learning Foundation and they both LOVE IT! The teachers and staff are wonderful and always willing to go the extra mile to help in anyway possible!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2012
I have two children at this school and my kids love the balance of academics and elective classes. Both my children are straight A students and love their teachers. I love the extra time they help my children with homework.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2011
Don't waste your time or your child's! The education and performing arts here are horrible! My child would bring their school work they did and I was amazed at all the errors the teacher missed. Like misspelling of the name writing numbers and letters backwards. When I confronted the teacher she would just make up an excuse and told me to correct it at home. The faculty are nice but when you present a problem you have they make excuses. I'm glad I took my child out and put her in a better school.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
Surprised school is NOT rated higher. We went from "9/10' rated school which we disliked to Learning Foundation which we love. Mrs. Chandler (1st/2nd) grade is wonderful. My 2nd grader is challenged by the curriculum and I feel it is a very safe, friendly, social environment. The teacher and principal REALLY work with kids as individuals.

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January 31, 2010
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August 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
It was an excellent pre-school and kindergarten experience for my kids, they loved their teachers, had an excellent education and even learned karate and musical theater!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
I had family that went to this school before my daughter was able to go to school. I knew this was the school for her. When she was of school age I enrolled her. She had gone there threw half of 2nd grade. Then we had to move out of state.... I loved this school. We will be returning to Arizona and she will be returning here. She is excited and so am I.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2008
I couldn't be happier with the education my daughter has received this year at the Alta Mesa campus. The dedication and patience of the site director and the special education teacher has made such a difference. My daughter has improved a full year and a half in reading in just the last six months. The fact that the staff knows the name of every student in the school pleases me. I feel good about being able to call the school regarding my daughters school work and getting a response so quickly. They are always willing to help. My daughter loves the extra classes that are offered. She is in martial arts, ceramics and theatre. I do believe that these kind of classes in addition to the core classes help students become more well rounded people.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2008
The best school my child ever attended. She is getting Straight A's..she worked hard in the tutoring class to bring up her grades so she could enjoy all electives next year! She wasn't failing, she just wants to go to Yale and maintain an A average for High School. This school is helping her to fulfill her dream!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2008
The best school i have ever been enrolled in! the teachers are very nice and understanding.. I also love the fact that its a performing school as well. This amazing scool really makes me feel at home!

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January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2007
I love this school! My daughter is in her second year here at the Gilbert campus. The staff is family oriented, My daughter is in 1st grade and reading at a second grade level! I love it!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Supportive and caring staff, who LISTEN! My daughter has excelled in this school. Her Kindergarten teacher is a joy to talk to and always has the kids best interest in mind and is always willing to take time out of her day to discuss your child and his/her progress with you. I can't say enough about LFAPA.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
I have two children that attend this school and they absolutley love it. My daughter used to be so shy and she just opened up in the drama class. My son's grades improved greatly. He has gone from a C student to a B+/A student! He excels in math when in his last public school, that was the subject he needed the most work on. I am very pleased with this school's curriculum and performing arts program!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2006
I have two of my grandchildren in this shool This is the only School they will go to they have great teachers , they get a one on one help from the teachers At on time all five of my grandchildren went to this School but they moved out of state or they would be there now The teachers are allways their for you talk to

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2006
My child has been at this school for 3 years. The administration and teachers are wonderful! My child gets individualized attentionand the help she needs. I have looked at several charter schools and have been extremely happy with everything this school has to offer!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2006
I am a student at Learning Foundation and the school is really progressing. I can really say that going to this school has been the best thing I have ever done. Out of all my years of being in school, I have never achived a g.p.a higher and 3.0. But with the help of the teachers , I have almost achived a 4.0.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2006
This school is still very young and therefore, I feel, has a hard time with teachers. My children have been going there for a few years. There have been a few good teachers and unfortunatly a few more bad ones that I have known. The school is a great 'family' setting but as a parent you must be involved to further your childs education at this school.

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February 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2005
Learning foundation is AWESOME! All five of my kids love it there. They are very famiy oriented and care for their students. The performing arts are great :) The children love being in plays and performing for the parents. Can't say enough good things about them!

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November 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
I would not have my son at any other school. It is a nuturing, supportive environment where children are allowed to excel and grow at their own pace.

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November 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
I had four children in this school for one year the school did not have control of the children, the one play the drama teacher told the kids they were the worst she had ever seen, which left the kids crying they had worked very hard on their play, the school put their arts first then math, reading, english,were last. The office staff does not know what they are doing. After the drama teacher left they took the bus driver to teach drama and I dont know for sure but she does not have a teaching degree. They had one good teacher, and now she is gone. They rent from the church and the kids did some damaged, also they had some kids who road their bus and they never got to school on time, the kids loved the school but did not get a good education.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2004
My child loves this school! The performing arts are wonderful and interesting to watch. Teachers have many backgrounds in all areas. I have enrolled my kids into other charter schools before and this one by far is the best.

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Learning Foundation - Stapley
851 North Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ  85203
(480) 834-6202
Last modified Learning Foundation - Stapley is a Charter school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Learning Foundation - Stapley Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top