Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio became the inaugural Great Hearts class to graduate in Texas.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
7 pieces of student art were selected to be displayed at the Mesa Community College High School Art Show.
Harvey Relief Flash Drive recap. Thank you Ross Aviation-TRM, Just-In Time Moving, AERObridge, and all 23 Great Hearts academies, students, and families who made this effort a success!
Alex will attend Duke University where he will double major in Public Policy Studies and Economics with a concentration in Finance.
Luke Brodnik, Alex Krupinsky, and David Martin are highly respected by faculty and peers. All three graduates will be outstanding engineers and leaders at their respective military service academies and will serve our country with honor and distinction.
28 scholars at North Phoenix Preparatory became the school's inaugural graduating class.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
Morgan James, a 5th grader at Archway Trivium West, won the Great Hearts Bard Competition
Archway Glendale 4th graders participated in a Math-A-Thon and raised over $12,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, placing them in the top 50 in the nation.
Chandler Prep’s Justine Cooper finished 25th at state in Cross Country, made 1st team all-state in basketball, 1st team all-region in softball, and is the state champion in the 4x800 team, 12th in the 3,200M, and 15th in the 1,600M.
We are confident that her leadership will truly make the difference for students and educators across the state.
Cicero Prep’s Boy Tennis Team won the GHMSL, and Santiago Martinez was the singles champion, with Brayden Mealey and Lukas Whisler were the doubles champions.
Veritas Prep’s Elite Choir, for the first time in middle school history, earned a Superior rating at the AzACDA Junior High/Middle School festival.
Arizona student Ryan Jacobs spent countless hours studying for the ACT and his hard work paid off.
They finished the regular season last night as 2A West Region Champions.
Noah Garcia, a senior at Trivium Prep, competed in the National Shakespeare Competition. It started with more than 22,000 entrants. Noah made the top 52 and earned an all-expenses paid trip to New York.
Scottsdale Prep freshman, Ariella Mandel, won a $1,000 scholarship for her entry to the Laws of Life Essay Contest.
Veritas Preparatory Academy alumna Meredith Palmer, Ph.D., class of 2007, learned that she has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) postdoctoral fellowship, a Smithsonian postdoctoral fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholars fellowship.
Arete Prep 8th grader, Ciara Glackin, competed in the Western National Archery Championship in Utah, and finished 10th in the country and qualified for the World Archery Championship.
Corey from Archway Veritas won a signed David Peralta baseball just for purchasing tickets to Great Hearts Family Day at the D'backs.
Great Hearts Monte Vista hosted their first College Signing Ceremony. Emily VanderWeele signed a National Letter of Intent with Grove City College to participate in the swim and dive program.
Veritas Prep’s Isabella Gulbranson batted .680 on the season and was named "Girls Athlete of the Week" by the Arizona Republic.
Scottsdale Prep junior, Adway Gopakumar, promoted "Liberation Through Education", a service and fundraising project he is spearheading as a member of the SPA Rotary Interact Club. Adway presented his vision for local high school Rotary clubs to be a driving force in liberating under-privileged schools in India at a recent Rotary Club of Scottsdale luncheon. Members of the Rotary Club were so touched by Adway's presentation that they made a significant financial contribution to the cause.
Chandler Prep alumnus, Donovan Fiore, competes in both indoor and outdoor track and field at the University of Washington AND Lee University, a rare feat for a sophomore at the college level.
Trivium Prep's Nathaniel Everett made the Final 3 in Central’s AM Sport Award Contest.” The contest honors high school student athletes who give back to the youth in their communities.
Thanks to the funds raised at the Great Hearts Gala we were able to graduate 16 future Great Hearts headmasters from our Headmaster College.
McCall is now in her 2nd internship, is working with a car company in Tokyo, working on sensor validation for autonomous driving systems (7 months). Her first Japanese internship was assisting in software development, where she wrote drafts for two technical patents.
The Veritas Preparatory Academy Honors Choir had the privilege of singing the National Anthem on the floor of the House of Representatives at the Arizona State Capitol.
The Flinn Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded annually to 20 Arizona high school seniors. It provides four years of study at an Arizona public university, study abroad, a funded internship, personal mentorship by faculty and alumni Scholars, and other benefits.
Sarah Obermyer, a Trivium Preparatory Academy 7th grader, was selected as one of 10 winners in an art contest sponsored by the Phoenix Suns and Southwest Airlines; she had to depict on a poster-sized paper what freedom means to her. She was awarded with an all-inclusive trip to Memphis, Tennessee.
The team was founded five years ago and have risen from 24th place, to 17th place, to 11th place, to 4th place, to 2nd place last year, and were finally State Champions this year (against teams over twice their size).
This accomplished young woman is not only a top scholar, but a musician, a vocalist, an athlete and a Girl Scout. Elena has had an amazing career at Chandler Prep which has been filled with many outstanding accomplishments.
Ali Cohen, a junior at Chandler Preparatory. She was named the 2018 English in Action U.S. Public Speaking Champion and represented the United States in an international speech contest in London.
Archway Veritas teacher, Liz Burch, was part of a round-table discussion with Governor Doug Ducey to discuss school safety.
Great Hearts Western Hills will open its doors in the fall as a K-5 school located on the west side of San Antonio.
AIA introduced javelin as a new event for track and field this year. Senior Alex Brandt in his second competition threw the javelin 133’3” at the Husky Invite earning him 1st place but more importantly, an automatic ticket to the state meet.
Construction progress is being made at the new home of Archway Scottsdale.
In the role of Mulan is Jazlynn Damasco, a 14-year-old freshman at Glendale Preparatory Academy in Peoria. She was last seen in “Annie Jr.” for Theater Works and has also appeared at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Disney’s “Mulan JR.” is her fourth show at Spotlight.
She was awarded an all-expenses paid trip to D.C. and then blogged about her experience.
Trey Wood of Anthem Preparatory Academy committed to Portland State in September and signed his letter of intent on November 8, becoming the first player in his high school’s history to commit to an NCAA Division 1 college sports program.
Construction at the Maryvale Prep campus is nearly complete, just in time for the start of the 2018-19 school year. The new location is located near 43rd Ave. and Camelback.
"We’re handed a curriculum that is phenomenal, and I see the growth and love of learning with it. It’s rich in literature. When you can get a kid excited about Aesop’s Fables, or reciting poetry, it creates a love of learning."
A series of rare photos from a large multi-year camera trap study in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park have revealed that the birds actually roost on some of their hosts overnight.
The Chandler Prep girl's basketball team made it to the Final Four. And as impressively, these girls work just as hard in the classroom as they do on the court.
Electra, a student at Archway Arete, started a stuffed animal donation drive for the children of Mesa who may be facing a crisis. Electra got to meet Police Chief Ramon Batista who thanked her for her efforts.
Archway Chandler 5th graders collected snack and supply donations for Maryvale Preparatory Academy as part of Great Hearts Day festivities.
Emily VanderWeele capped off her storied career as a Great Hearts Monte Vista Lions swimmer by competing in the UIL 5A state championships last week in Austin, TX finishing in the top 20 in the state in the 200 Freestyle. Emily is just the fourth athlete to qualify individually for a UIL state championship meet and the first in the swim and dive program.
The boys finished off an incredible, undefeated season with a strong victory over Scottsdale Prep. The ladies had an outstanding 5-2 victory in the championship game against Odyssey.
Congratulations to Archway Trivium East's Srihaas Ghanta, winner of the Great Hearts 2018 Spelling Bee. The top 4 spellers all advanced to the regional round.
Field Minutes: 1710
Assists Per Match: 0.1
Points Per Match: 0.1
Yellow Cards: 1
Three of the siblings already attend Princeton and the youngest, Luke, will be attending in the fall.
Great Hearts announces new Leadership Society to benefit the Teacher Excellence Fund. You can learn more at: http://www.GreatHeartsLS.org
Archway Veritas’ Sophie WIlliams was an Honorable Mention Winner in the Valley Metro's 13th Annual Cool Transit STUFF 3rd Grade Art Contest!
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey spoke to the community and participated in Maryvale Preparatory Academy's groundbreaking. The $22M school will be completed in time for the 2018-2019 school year.
Chandler Prep's chess team places 5th in state.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association recognized six Great Hearts scholar-athletes as Division 2A All-Conference in volleyball.
Great Hearts had 10 students who were recognized as National Merit Semifinalists, and 24 students who achieved Commended status. Students must test in the 99th percentile for semifinalist recognition and above the 97th percentile for the commendation. Traditionally, less than 1% of students in the nation are semifinalists and less than 2.5% commended.
Great Hearts Info Night is a night for potential parents to learn more about the Open Enrollment process and more about the local academy.
Anthem Prep senior, Nicole Sherwood, joined Governor Doug Ducey at the 16th Annual Volunteer Service Awards, Arizona’s top honor for Volunteer Service.
Great Hearts Bard Winner, Rebecca Perkes, gave an incredible recitation of "Once More Unto the Breach" by William Shakespeare in front of more than 600 people at the Great Hearts Gala.
"I think the best advice I've received is to develop a love of the sport. No one wants to work towards something if they don't love it, so my old Coach, Josh Trevino, told me to love running so we would work harder."
The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) named Brooke Lucero the Teacher of the Year at the 2017 Texas Charter Schools Conference earlier today. Ms. Lucero of the Great Hearts Northern Oaks campus, received her award at a luncheon with keynote speaker Education Commissioner Mike Morath.
North Phoenix Prep senior, Garrison Lessard, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, a milestone that is recognized across the country and even the world.
The 18-year-old Chandler Preparatory Academy student is widening his scope by exhibiting a painting inspired by the film “Kubo and the Two Strings,” and a papier-mache sculpture of a dragon at the fair.
Arete Preparatory Academy juniors and seniors got to participate in an Instagram Live Draw Along during Art Class.
It is an honor to have the American flag flying above Archway Trivium East. 5th grade scholars opened the Flagpole Dedication by singing the Star Spangled Banner and were were joined by the Luke Air Force Base Color Guard.
CHECKMATE! Archway Veritas earned a first place finish at The Chess Emporium in the K-3U500 division.
Meet Skylar Nicholas. She's Arete Preparatory Academy's kicker who became the first female varsity football player in Arizona to score a touchdown, and then make her point after.
Jennifer Luque of Trivium Preparatory Academy has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2017 Yale Educator Award.
Archway North Phoenix and North Phoenix Prep celebrated their first year inside their new and permanent campus.
Great Hearts Monte Vista 2nd grader, Declan Daniel, ran a snow cone stand at the Carver Community Cultural Center to raise money for the San Antonio Food Bank.
She was invited to attend the 2017 Coolidge Senators Washington Summit that took place August 17-20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Rachel enjoyed an all expenses-paid trip for a weekend featuring in-depth tours of the White House, The Supreme Court, and Capitol Hill.
Students at most Great Hearts schools got the chance to watch the eclipse.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) recognized Scottsdale Preparatory Academy (SPA) for its outstanding performance achievement in athletics at the 2A level for the second year in a row.
Sam Armstrong pitched in the Southwest Regional Tournament as part of the Little League World Series
The Marquez family donated a new scoreboard for the Anthem Prep gym.
“It’s just another step in breaking down misunderstanding about autism spectrum disorder in schools and outside the schools, and that’s something I just jumped on."
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