Squaw Peak is an excellent neighborhood school. The Administrators and teachers show great concern for educational development and want kids to succeed. The teachers my child has had so far from K-2nd grade have been excellent and have done a great job of providing constant communication on my childs progress and been willing to meet with me and address my concerns. Through parent/teacher collaboration they have developed various programs to improve parent involvement and raise funds to update teaching tools and programs for the kids. The addition of the spanish immersion program is one more example of this school understanding the needs of the community and trying to prepare our kids with an value added life skill. Higher levels of parent involvement and assistance with fund raising will help this school to continue to elevate its ranking.
Just finished our parent/teacher conferences and I'm very pleased to see how much the teachers truly care about how my children are doing. It so apparent that our teachers will do everything in their power to help our kids succeed.
The Foreign language immersion is fantastic! Great principal and teachers ... A truly positive learning environment.
It is a school that is trying to meet the needs of the community it serves on a very limited budget. It is the first school in Phoenix to provide a language imersion program which is critical to our children's development. It is our responsibility to prepare our children to compete in the global economy. Squaw Peak is trying to respond to this need. I applaud them for that.
My daughter is a 6th grader at Squaw Peak Traditional, and she is what you would call a gifted student. The small class sizes, small campus siize, and the dvanced grading scale have finally provided her with the academic stimulation she wasn't recieving at Larry C Kennedy school. I am very happy with her attiitude and performance at SPTA, and I look forward to her fnishing middle school there!
They love their students and help each and every one of them to succeed!
I love the academic structure & that by child is in a language immersion program. My child is speaking spanish & loves it. The teachers are outstanding in both spanish & english core subjects. Squaw Peak has the foundation to prepare children for college and living in a world economy.
This school (Squaw peak traditional academy) offers a great foreign language program. Great teachers. Great Principal.
We are a new family to SPTA this year - with one son in the Kinder Spanish Foreign Language Immersion Program and one son in the 3rd grade class. We have really been impressed with the high academic standards, teacher and staff involvement, new principal enthusiasm, and overall community of the school. We had been in a Montessori school for the last 5 years (and liked it very much) and were concerned about the transition to a "traditional" school - but they have adjusted well and are very happy. We also like that the school provides Spanish for other grades as part of regular curriculum and the boys enjoy all the other specials: music, technology, art, P.E., and library. They also have Chess club. Lots of homework - but very happy - highly recommend SPTA!
After sending our child to an excelling school with a highly rated private preschool on the campus, we came to Squaw Peak for the Foreign Language Immersion program and for the structure that comes with the accelerated curriculum. So far, the school has exceeded our expectations! Our daughter is already speaking, reading, and understanding a second language! Her teachers are dedicated and go above and beyond to engage and develop a rapport with the children. Our daughter loves her teachers and all of the "specials" that the school offers (PE, Music, Art, Library, & Technology). We could not be happier with our decision to choose Squaw Peak to continue our daughter's education.
We love SPTA! So glad we stayed in District. We have an amazing principal and teachers that are committed to challenging our students and seeing them succeed. We are thrilled that SPTA has an accelerated grading scale and just introduced a foreign language immersion program! Our kids are succeeding in phenomenal ways!
We looked all over the valley for a Foreign Language Immersion program, and ended up finding one in our own backyard! The FLI teachers are amazing and the school and district have done a fabulous job developing this program. Thank you Mrs. Bennet and Sra. Contreras for being so warm, nurturing, and engaging with our children. My son loves going to school, and I see him flourishing with the structure and the academically challenging work. On top of it all, he is learning a foreign language so much more quickly than I ever expected! With the small class sizes, lovely teachers, supportive administration, active parent group, and resources of a large campus, we couldn t ask for anything more.
This school has been a great neighborhood secret the past few years but it is time to get the word out! We our now a "Highly Performing" school doing a lot of amazing things. We have a Spanish Immersion Program, small classes, wonderful teachers, a fantastic Principal and great staff and very involved parents. I feel so fortunate to have this school within walking distance and so happy my kids are able to be a part of this great opportunity!
I am a proud grandparent of two kids attending Squaw Peak. It's a great school, in terms of teacher excellence, parental involvement, school spirit and general enthusiasm of the students.
I have a kindergartener in the Foreign Language Immersion program at Squaw Peak. I am incredibly pleased with the school, the principal, teachers and parent involvement. We have small class sizes and an overall wonderful campus. The PTO has great leadership and providing many ways for parents to get involved. But the main reason I like the school is that my child is challenged, is learning and loves his teachers. Giving our children an education in a foreign language will set them apart from others, when applying to high school and college!
We are always trying new programs that help the students be successful. We are a great community to be part of.
We moved our first grader over to participate in the Foreign Language Immersion program and are so glad that we did! Both of her teachers are amazing and have a great rapport with the kids. The kids are happy and learning on an accelerated path. The teachers challenge kids who need challenging and also work with kids who need extra help. The principal is very accessible. The office staff has taken the time to get to know us and ALWAYS make us feel welcome. SPTA is a very loving environment. One last positive is the amount of parents who are committed to the school and to their kids' education. Great things are happening at SPTA!
Caring teachers, small classes, innovative programs (junior ambassadors & the new foreign language program), and involved parents. So far, we are very pleased with this school.
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