Great Hearts Academies Announces New Campuses in Buckeye

Roosevelt Preparatory April 7, 2021

Applications Available Fall 2021 for the 2022-23 School Year for New Buckeye Academy

Buckeye, Ariz. –In response to an increasing demand for top-tier education across the Valley, representatives of Arizona-born-and-based Great Hearts Academies have announced an expansion of its network of nonprofit public charter schools. Archway Roosevelt and Roosevelt Preparatory Academy are slated to open in Buckeye next Fall of 2022.

“With over 8,500 waitlisted students across the Valley, Great Hearts is honored to have the opportunity to serve more families,” said Great Hearts Arizona President, Erik Twist. “A new K-12 academy in Buckeye will bring over 1,000 new seats into the west valley.”

The Roosevelt Campus is named after Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, and First Lady, Edith Roosevelt. The new school’s mascot will be the Aces, a nod to Quentin’s career as a pursuit pilot during World War I.

Roosevelt will be the 23rd Arizona location for Great Hearts. The 25-acre campus is the largest of any of the schools and will be built from the ground up. Roosevelt Prep will be one of the first Great Hearts school with a new architectural design emphasizing a more classical look with large roman columns throughout.

The school will serve approximately 800 K-8 students when it opens and will expand each grade level until it becomes a fully enrolled K-12 campus. At full capacity, Roosevelt will accommodate about 1,100 students. Roosevelt Preparatory Academy will be located at Jackrabbit Trail and Van Buren. Construction will begin Fall of 2021. Applications for Roosevelt Preparatory Academy go live on Monday, November 8, 2021.

About Great Hearts

Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. As the largest provider of liberal arts classical education campuses in the country, Great Hearts Academies serve more than 22,000 students at 33 tuition-free public charter schools in greater Phoenix, Ariz. and Texas, with waitlists that typically exceed enrollment. Great Hearts provides a robust liberal arts curriculum incorporating advanced math and science, a focus on the arts and foreign language, and a range of extra-curricular activities and athletics. Learn more at


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