« Back to compare
/ / School Profile

Contact this school

6301 W. Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85033

School website
(623) 247-6095
(623) 889-6282
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Great Hearts Academies- Maryvale Prep address.

March 31, 2015
Maryvale Prep is truly an amazing school! It all starts from the top as it should. The headmaster, staff and faculty all have the same vision. They treat each other with genuine care and respect. This shows itself on how the students are treated. I have witnessed how teachers handle a situation when a child has not made a "good choice" they direct the student in identifying the problem and finding a solution and how to avoid that same situation from happening again. The school models the core virtues by giving their students the right tools to make wiser choices...genius! Academically the teachers are amazing as well. The do have a rigorous curriculum. Always challenging their students to achieve their full potential. For those students that may need more one on one help...MVP teachers do that too. All students regardless of their academic level feel encouraged and like they matter. To them the sky is the limit. Students are encouraged and recognized for demonstrating a core virtue. Having a teacher's aide in class makes such a great difference! I have two students that attend MVP and my family and I are so pleased with the decision to have our kids attend this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2015
My son attends Maryvale prep. It seems to me he has a problem everyday. I have to wonder, is it him all of the time or is it that they want boys to behave like girls. Sit still, no horseplay, don't do this, don't do that, NO FUN. Boys are not girls and don't act like girls. Boys are physical beings. The school does not allow for that, not in my view. I may have to move my son b/c he is struggling with that. He's just a boy. What's going to happen when his spirit is broken b/c he cannot behave like a girl? As for academics, I rate them five out of five stars. I love the teachers and the way they embrace the "whole child". In that respect, the school is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2014
This school is AMAZING!!! If you have the opportunity to enroll your children in this school, please do!

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2014
This school is amazing! The Headmaster is wonderful. He is positive, kind, and always smiling. All of the staff and teachers have been amazing as well. I feel like my children are so much happier and their strengths academically are actually noticed by their teachers. If I had to talk about a negative, I would say that the pick up situation is a little rough,(getting better) but the teachers do their best. The other issue is that the "sanctuary" is in the neighboring church. They use this for meetings with parents and performances. I hope that this is only transitional, and that there will eventually be a performance center or something. This is not a religious school, and it feels like a conflict of interest to be "part of the church." Regardless of those two draw backs, my children are so happy and I drive 30 minute for them to attend. I am so excited they are a part of this school and hope eventually for more distinct separation from the church.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014
This school is a diamond in the rough. The teachers are phenomenal. The headmaster has a real talent in how to select amazing teachers. They are all so passionate, caring, kind, and understanding. I volunteer on campus and I have never seen anything but enthusiastic and compassionate teaching. I was so sick of the public school system and I was homeschooling my children. It was too overwhelming and I brought them back to school. I neede a school that would meet my standards when it comes to academics, diversity, extracurricular activities, and electives. MVP exceeded all my expectations. From the office staff, to the teachers, headmasters, parents, and children, we are truly one family. The school instills core virtues in their curriculum which teaches the kids to be honest, responsible, humble, courageous, wise, and to persevere, be great friends, and have integrity. Each class must do a community project so they are taught the importance of giving back to the community. Bullying not tolerated at all. Since there is so much teacher involvement it is stopped before it could even start. They have a highly effective discipline system. Best school in the entire state.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2014
Our school has a great school culture and helps students in academics and moral formation!

- submitted by a teacher

November 27, 2013
I am very impressed with MVPA. My great-granddaughter started in kinder last year and is now in first grade. The school offer so many perks. They teach all academics including history, geography, science, music, art, PE and Spanish. They also teach an accelerated language arts and math from kinder up. They also offer before and after school programs for tutoring. Plus after school clubs and sports. The only thing that bothers me is that they insist the girls wear a very expensive skirt that is very strange looking as part of the uniform. They do not allow the better fitting skort for the girls with shapes that are not so slim. I think skirts are also a very bad idea for little girls to be wearing on a playground. The place that sells the uniforms is also in Tempe while the school is in Maryvale. Other than the uniform snafu this school is A+ in my book! The headmaster is awesome and very people orientated.

- submitted by a community member

October 24, 2013
My son has a great learning experience from this school. He came from public school where he wasn't good at reading but with the help and dedication from his teachers he improved by leaps. I would recommend this school to everyone that are looking for top notch education minus the private fees.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2013
I absolutely love this school!! This school provides curriculum that goes above and beyond, they teach the core virtues that empowers the students to become life-long learners.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2013
I have 2 children that attend Maryvale Prep. I have had the BEST experiance with this school. The teachers and staff are friendly and are very passionate about what they do. I feel that my children are given the attention and tools they need to excel.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2013
We love this school! Our son is in Kindergarten this year, and we could not be more excited about his teachers. They all have a great passion for their students and teaching, as does all the staff at the school. They really encourage parent involvement, and do a great job keeping parents informed weekly. I am very confident that our son will be getting a top notch education at Maryvale Prep!

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2013
My son's school is Maryvale Prep and he thinks that is the most awesome school ever and I agree. He is now in 1st grade with the most wonderful teacher, she thinks outside the box to help her students stay engaged with their studies. This is second year and all the staff and students are outstanding. They care not just about the students, but also the familys and community. Our son is learning new things each and every day, as he says his brain in growing. We have found the school and staff that we had been praying for since my sons birth, Thank you Maryvale Prep

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2013
This is an awesome school my grand daughter loves her teachers and she has improved alot in all academic areas. The teachers at Maryvale Prep take the time to help my grand daughter whenever she's struggling in any subject and they're always willing to help her. Thank You all teachers, all your hard work is greatly appreciated. Maria T

- submitted by a community member

April 08, 2013
Maryvale Prep is everything I could ask and want in a school. My son has grown by leaps and bounds.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2013
Although this school has great teachers, leadership, and safe atmosphere, the academic program is too rigid, and leaves no room for differentiation. I would have given 5 stars if there were some mobility in Math and English. There is tremendous support for struggling students, but zero for advanced students. It is very unfortunate, as the this would have been a school for EVERYONE.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2013
Maryvale Prep has done an excellent job targeting students growth and encouraging confidence and success in their students. My daughter has thrived at this school and is a grade level ahead because of the commitment her teacher, Ms. Cardona has placed on her academic success.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2013
My daughter absolutely loves this school and her teachers. I am also very impressed by the school and teachers. When my daughter was struggling her teacher was quick to identify the problem and work on a solution. She is now doing so much better with the extra help provided to her and we couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2013
We absolutely love Maryvale Preparatory Academy. We were looking for a school that had a more in-depth curriculum, that was more challenging for my children. Their previous school (charter) were catering more towards the kids that were more behind academically, the rest of the kids had to keep entertained instead ob being instructed. We found that in this school, and so much more. Core Knowledge, and Singapore Math are curriculums that are so complete to teach the children, that I can see the difference from the other curriculums. How they grasp concepts that seem more abstract and bring them home with such ease. They also have Spanish, Music, and PE every day (except on short-days), not just once a week. They kids absolutely love their teachers because they all are both, knowledgeable and caring, they are organized and structured, and I see how discipline it's such an important virtue they instill in them during their class time and also during their play time.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2013
Maryvale Prep teachers are caring and compassionate about students and their development. The headmaster is highly visible and involved. Maryvale Prep adheres to its stated mission to prepare college ready students by vigorously maintaining its focus on academics and avoiding spending time on non-academic activities such as holiday celebrations. Students are held accountable for their behavior and taught the meaning of living a virtuous life. Finally, students and families are encouraged to get involved and support community by participating in carefully selected activites such as community clean-up day.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2013
My granddaughter thinks this school is the greatest. I agree. The Headmaster is exuberant! Her teacher is excellent . The curriculum is challenging and seems to keep our 8 year old eager to learn. The extracurricular activities are topnotch. The music class and Spanish class are great and the P.E. class had her enjoying football and soccer and now basketball. This school is outstanding.

- submitted by a community member

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

About this school

Our Mission Maryvale Prep prepares its students for college, a virtuous life, and leadership within their community.

4 / 10

Rolling deadline


Find out what parents are saying about Great Hearts Academies- Maryvale Prep


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: June 17, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Great Hearts Academies- Maryvale Prep
6301 W. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ  85033
(623) 247-6095
Last modified Great Hearts Academies- Maryvale Prep is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Great Hearts Academies- Maryvale Prep Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top