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School leader:  Dr. Wayne Porter
1251 E. Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85283

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(480) 839-3402
(480) 755-0546
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"Tempe Preparatory Academy is a rigorous liberal arts public charter school."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    None
  • Dress policy
    Uniforms
  • Transportation
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Humanities, Mathematics, Music, Performing arts, Science...
  • Arts
    Chamber music, Choir / Chorus, Opera, Orchestra, Theory...
  • World languages
    French, German, Latin, Spanish
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29 reviews

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Recent Comments


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Submitted by a parent · October 22, 2015
I love this school! I love the depth of the curriculum and the dedication and exceptional academic qualifications and maturity of the teachers at Tempe Prep. I love the discussions that my children have after school with classmates (or at the... more

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Submitted by a parent · September 02, 2014
The school is on the decline. Declining enrollment and test scores. Poor leadership. Teachers tend to leave in large batches. They do not have a wait list for the first time in years. Parents are showing a willingness to pull their kids in high... more

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Submitted by a parent · April 13, 2014
Tempe Preparatory Academy is a small but amazing school. Being a Charter School in Arizona it receives only 79% of the funding as a regular public school yet is ranked among the top 5 High Schools in Arizona. The students at this school would... more

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Submitted by a parent · March 01, 2014
Tempe Prep overall is a wonderful community. This is a very academically challenging school. Only send your child here if they are willing and able to do 3 hours of relevant (not busywork) homework a night. All classes are honors classes,... more

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About this school

* small class sizes * liberal arts core curriculum * critical thinking through Socratic learning * robust music and arts education * in-depth study of a world language (6 years) * math and science every year * state championship robotics, speech & debate, and athletic teams * outstanding scores on standardized testing (state & national, including ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests) * highest percentage of college completion in the Valley (and 2nd highest in the state)

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Last modified: July 7, 2016
Last modified Tempe Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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