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K-8
Public charter
Sedona, AZ
Students enrolled: 160
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165 Kachina Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336

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(928) 204-6464
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May 01, 2014
Inspiration embedded in the gain for true knowledge, wisdom and activism! Sedona Charter is a gem within the sea of school choices. It is a safe haven from our children becoming too "awakened" before they are ready in this fast paced world. Let children be children for as long as possible while giving them respect and honor for what they bring to this world!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2014
Sedona Charter School offers excellent Montessori education in a safe joyful, environment with a beautiful campus. The teacher's really care about each and every student, and they all go above and beyond the call of duty. I highly recommend Sedona Charter School!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2014
Sedona Charter School has made learning fun again for our granddaughter and has improved her understanding of hard work and mental discipline

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2014
Sedona Charter School compares very favorably to the Sedona public schools. Not only is my granddaughter getting a better education at SCS but she is learning how to be a responsible citizen. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2014
SCS offers challenging academics and culture. All while supporting each student's personal growth in accountability, responsibility and independence. We are very proud to have our child at SCS.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2014
Sedona Charter School has higher standards & expectations of their students. The students respond to this positively by learning more than just their academic lessons. The students learn real life lessons like responsibility and accountability. SCS is truly the gem of Sedona.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
Sedona Charter School not only ensures children strive for and reach a high level of academic knowledge, they provide children (through hands on, self-directed activities) the experience and tools needed to be self-motivated, critical thinkers ready to transition to adulthood and change their world for the better. SCS graduates are above and beyond their peers and excel in high school and college becoming exceptional members of society in jobs that make a difference.

- submitted by a community member

April 28, 2014
Hello there, I'm writing to let you know that my son had an exceptional, life transformative experience this year in the 8th grade of Sedona Charter School. My son flourished in this environment which is so different from your typical public school system. They see who he is, nurture his unique talents, and have lots of fun all while doing academics par excellence. He also had the opportunity to attend the Montessori United Nations in New York City, which he loved, and a number of very cool field trips. The grounds of the school are also very welcoming, comforting and spacious with a central courtyard where all the ages can see each other and interact at appropriate times. I also have had the opportunity to offer an elective so have been able to share some of my gifts with some students as well. I can't say enough good about this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
Sedona Charter School is amazing! The staff and students are great at keeping a positive, collaborative environment and everyone seems to have a great time while learning. My older son attended the whole program and I currently have my older son ready to graduate and move onto high school. I know that he will thrive as a high school student because he loves to learn and engage in activities. I feel this is because he has been in a positive learning environment during his education at SCS.

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April 28, 2014
The SCS has been an amazing choice for our family. The teachers and staff are dedicated to teach the children all the things you want your kids to learn- academics, life skills, and respect for the world we live in! Love what they do for our future!

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April 28, 2014
My daughter has attended Sedona Charter School from first through eighth grades. The entire school experience has been amazing. She has learned so much not only academically, but also in social skills and self motivation. She is totally prepared to meet her first year coming up in high school. I highly recommend this school experience.

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April 28, 2014
There is a strong sense of community built to support our wonderfully creative students. The teachers' dedication to offering an education beyond "book learning" will help these children grow into well rounded adults.

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June 17, 2013
Love this school and staff they are very dedicated to student academics. My granddaughter attends the school and will be in 2nd grade this fall my only regret is we did not enroll her for kindergarten.she has learned soooo much and am sure she will continue the grow leaps and bounds again this nexy school year. Bob and Terri are sooo dedicated to ALL students I applaud them for a job WELL done...

- submitted by a community member

May 24, 2013
This school has been amazing for our daughter. She just finished the school year and completed 2nd grade. We moved here last summer from the north suburbs of Chicago and an excellent school district. Being a little worried about transferring to a new school in Arizona, we were more than surprised at the amazing education, organization in the classroom, and ability to also provide art, music, violin lessons and outdoor education and activities on a daily basis. This school encourages parent involvement. I often volunteered in the classroom and was able to see how organized the teachers and students were and not only how hard they worked, but how much fun they had as well. Next year the school is going to offer an after school sports program. I look forward to the future years with amazing field trips and further exceptional learning opportunities for my daughter. I would highly recommend this school to other people for their children.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2013
This has been a great school for our son. The students are always supervised, and the staff does a lot of work on developing their problem-solving skills. There is a strong emphasis on teaching the kids to work together and to support each other--bullying is nipped in the bud. Academically, the education is broad. Core subjects are covered in-depth, but there are also lots of arts and music and outdoor activity. We liked the individualized learning and the variety of approaches to addressing each subject. There are many opportunities for parent involvement, and parents are welcome in the classroom. When our son and his friends got to high school, they were well-prepared and well-adjusted, thanks to the deep foundation they got at Sedona Charter School. I cannot imagine a better environment for kids.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2013
Our child complained that he wasn't allowed to learn. The "teachers" do not have proper and appropriate social skills to be teaching young children. Deplorable execution of a wonderful idea. Not at all real Montessori.

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September 09, 2012
I had children in both the lower and upper elementary classrooms for two years. While the head of the lower program is very strict, we were quite pleased with the level of education and expectations of self-control. That said, the academics in the upper classroom left much to be desired. Specifically, the grammar and math components were poorly taught, and there was no spelling curriculum. Far too much emphasis was placed on the % of work completed, rather than on whether the work was completed correctly. To their credit, the art program and social responsibility aspects were excellent. However, these disciplines are not enough to prepare students for life beyond their campus. My child went from being an excelling student before Sedona Charter to needing remedial instruction in math, spelling and writing after the two years there. I also want to mention the campus itself is beautiful and students generally feel welcome and safe. Lots of organized field trips in upper elementary, however, very little instruction was provided regarding the trips to be of much educational use. In hindsight, I should have enrolled my kids at Big Park in a more traditional and rigorous program

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2012
There are 3 different classrooms/buildings at this school: Lower Elementary (K-3), Upper Elementary (4-6), and Middle School (7-8). Both of my children, a girl and a boy, were in the Lower Elementary classroom. So that is the only area that I know the inter-workings of. My children made great strides academically, developed good quality social acquaintances, and were also well connected to the community at large. This is a great school for those parents who want to be involved in your child's education. It is strongly suggested that each household adds 40 hours of volunteer hours to the school community. There are plenty of diverse opportunities to volunteer. Packets of work/info are sent home each Thursday. The classroom had 2-3 work sessions daily. Times were set aside for "explore" when each child completed their work. I also thought it was pretty neat that the child is given the task of "Fast Math" which is a computer program and it is up to the child when they complete it every day. There is an option for school lunch, although we prepared our lunches at home. Really and truly it was a fantastic year here in beautiful Sedona and Sedona Charter School. Enjoy!

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2012
My second child is entering his final year at Sedona Charter School and I am really going to miss it! I speak often with parents whose kids are attending other schools in the Sedona/Village of Oak Creek area and I seldom hear raves - but Sedona Charter School earns many. My older son is now a high-performing, well-adjusted junior at Red Rock High School and I credit Sedona Charter School with much of his success.

- submitted by a parent

December 07, 2011
I'm a past student of Sedona Charter School, and all I can say is that it was average. The history and art departments at the school are excellent, but the honors math, english, and science were well below average. On entering a private high school I found myself lost in the academics. Its quite difficult to keep up an english grade when you haven't learned any english before. I felt so unprepared, even a little embarrassed about the small amount if information I had received. I hope the school can grow academically as much as it has grown creatively. Until then, this school was a waste of two very valuable years.

- submitted by a community member

October 12, 2010
The teachers are wonderful and they go above and beyond! It is more like a family than a classroom. My son has progressed dramatically since attending and he actually couldn't wait to start school during summer break. Who ever hears of that?

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October 09, 2010
This unique school works so hard to provide a challenging education to its students. Involved in national and world-wide learning projects, the students are tuned in to the world, which, as a university professor myself, I find dismally lacking in young adults. They are being taught from the earliest grades to reach for their potential, and they see modeled in their teacher/mentors the confidence they need to succeed!!

- submitted by a community member
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October 09, 2010
They do beautiful work there!

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2010
Good school as long as your child is not special needs in any way. My child was well behaved but has dyslexia, and was picked on by students and staff alike when she was in first and second grade. Most times she was ignored and didn't learn much. I ended up having to move her due to the negative environment. My son though, did ok here.

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April 22, 2010
students have wonderful opportunities to learn, grow, form their own opinions of world, very broadminded and grounded.

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April 16, 2010
I am a 'past' parent - my son is now in college, but the caring, individual attention and incredible creativity of al the staff made a huge difference in my sons academic life! Five stars!!! :)

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April 10, 2010
My 6 year old attends Sedona Charter School, and I couldn't be happier. This school has taught him, how to cook, play the violin, crochet, and above all REAL life skills. The curriculum is set up to teach the children at the pace and challenges that they need at that time. My son has advanced so much, that he is reading at a 3rd grade level. The teachers are strict but fun, and they teach the children about taking ownership over their actions. I like that the children are accountable for what they say and do. The lower elementary classroom consists of 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. The great thing is that the 3rd graders mentor the younger children, so they are learning while they teach. Bob, Terry and Shaundra are dedicated teachers who work countless hours for our children's education. I would highly recommend this school!

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June 27, 2007
Our 10.5 year old son has been enrolled since Kindergarten as is our nephew of the same age. We continue to be VERY pleased with all aspects of Sedona Charter School and plan for him to attend through the 8th grade.

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September 18, 2006
My 12 year old son attended 6th grade last year and is in 7th this year. The most impressive part of their program is the teaching of self-responsibility regarding conduct and assignments. The approach is not disciplinarian, but is based on the sense of self-worth resulting from being responsible. There is nothing like watching my son and his classmates be self-motivated to finish assignments, even when they come over after school to play. Academically, my son receives as much challenge as he is ready to take on. Teachers raise the level of expectations in accordance with each student's growing mastery of a subject. Parent and community involvement is considerable: each parent is expected to volunteer 50 hours each year. I was significantly involved in class activities last year, but this year of adolescence requires more hands-off from parents. There is not much of structured sports, music, or art, but plenty of extracurricular activities.

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April 19, 2004
I love this school because it is small, there is a high teacher-student ratio, and the teachers are so very very dedicated. The campus is gorgeous. Because the curriculum is individualized, the kids really learn a lot, regardless of their natural academic talent. I feel very lucky that we have such a wonderful free school right here in Sedona.

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Sedona Charter School
165 Kachina Drive, Sedona, AZ  86336
(928) 204-6464
Last modified Sedona Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sedona Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top