Archway Classical Academy - North Phoenix is a state-chartered public K-5 school offering a classical liberal arts education that will prepare students to enter a Great Hearts Academy in middle school. Archway - North Phoenix is among the first truly classical Core Knowledge primary schools in Arizona. Each student will be provided with a durable foundation in Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Geometry, Science, and Social Studies, in addition to meaningful and substantive work and play in French, Fine Arts, P.E., and competitive chess.
The mission of Archway North Phoenix is to develop the academic potential and virtuous character in each student through the use of a content-rich, rigorous curriculum, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Western Civilization.
Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, all notices of the governing board meetings will be posted at the school site and are available here.
Headmaster Update Sep 29
From the Headmaster
Dear Archway North Phoenix Families and Friends,
Archway North Phoenix had an all school assembly on Friday of last week to host the ASU string quartet for our first Enrichment Series Performance of the school year. When the leader of the group announced the first piece was by a composer named Vivaldi, the response was a collective gasp as though all 500 students had just opened their most desired birthday present. The kindergarteners had not yet learned of Vivaldi, but they caught on quickly and joined their voices to the general elation anyway. One zealous fourth grader cried out "Vivaldi, Yeah!!" as though at a rock concert, while making Vs for Vivaldi with his fingers (identical to the peace sign). The quartet looked on in momentary disbelief before breaking into grins as they realized this was not the usual audience. It was a telling moment, one that showed our students have genuinely learned to love beautiful things. Many amongst the faculty were quietly moved to tears by the spontaneous reaction of their students. The students regained their composure with ease and enjoyed a superb concert. If you have not had a chance to ask your student about the performance, I encourage you to do so.
Enrichment Series performances are made possible by donations to our annual tax credit drive. Thank you so much for your support, it makes experiences such as this a reality.