Relive some of our favorite moments from the 2017-18 school year.

Great Hearts Texas celebrates its first graduating class

Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio became the inaugural Great Hearts class to graduate in Texas.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Great Hearts Texas celebrates its first graduating class">Watch the Senior Walk

Arete Prep artwork goes on display

7 pieces of student art were selected to be displayed at the Mesa Community College High School Art Show.

Arete Prep artwork goes on display">View the Art

Great Hearts families came together to donate tens of thousands of items to those affected by Hurrican Harvey

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!

Great Hearts families came together to donate tens of thousands of items to those affected by Hurrican Harvey">Watch More

Scottsdale Prep’s Alex Curry was awarded the AIA Champions Scholar Activity Member of the Year

Alex will attend Duke University where he will double major in Public Policy Studies and Economics with a concentration in Finance.

Scottsdale Prep’s Alex Curry was awarded the AIA Champions Scholar Activity Member of the Year">Read More

3 Chandler Prep seniors received Military Service Academy Appointments

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.

3 Chandler Prep seniors received Military Service Academy Appointments">Read More

North Phoenix Prep celebrates its first graduating class

28 scholars at North Phoenix Preparatory became the school's inaugural graduating class.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

North Phoenix Prep celebrates its first graduating class">Watch the Senior Walk

Morgan James wins the Great Hearts Bard Competition

Morgan James, a 5th grader at Archway Trivium West, won the Great Hearts Bard Competition

Morgan James wins the Great Hearts Bard Competition">Watch His Recitation

Archway Glendale 4th graders raised over $12,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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.

Archway Glendale 4th graders raised over $12,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital">Watch More

Justine Cooper proves she is a well-rounded athlete

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.

Justine Cooper proves she is a well-rounded athlete">See More Photos

Cicero Prep's boys tennis team won the GHMSL

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.

Cicero Prep's boys tennis team won the GHMSL">Read More

Veritas Prep's Elite Choir earned a Superior rating

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.

Veritas Prep's Elite Choir earned a Superior rating">Read More

Trivium Prep's Ryan Jacobs earns a perfect ACT score

Arizona student Ryan Jacobs spent countless hours studying for the ACT and his hard work paid off.

Trivium Prep's Ryan Jacobs earns a perfect ACT score">Watch the Story

Noah Garcia, a senior at Trivium Prep, competed in the National Shakespeare Competition

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.

Noah Garcia, a senior at Trivium Prep, competed in the National Shakespeare Competition">Watch His Performance

$1,000 scholarship was awarded to Scottsdale Prep's Ariella Mandel

Scottsdale Prep freshman, Ariella Mandel, won a $1,000 scholarship for her entry to the Laws of Life Essay Contest.

$1,000 scholarship was awarded to Scottsdale Prep's Ariella Mandel">Learn More

Great Hearts Alumna receives National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

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.

Great Hearts Alumna receives National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship">Learn More

Arete Prep archer, Ciara Glackin, qualified for the World Archery Championship

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.

Arete Prep archer, Ciara Glackin, qualified for the World Archery Championship">Read More

Student wins signed baseball for participating in Great Hearts Day at the D'backs

Corey from Archway Veritas won a signed David Peralta baseball just for purchasing tickets to Great Hearts Family Day at the D'backs.

Student wins signed baseball for participating in Great Hearts Day at the D'backs">See More

Great Hearts Monte Vista hosted their first College Signing Ceremony

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.

Great Hearts Monte Vista hosted their first College Signing Ceremony">Read More

Veritas Prep softball player named "Girls Athlete of the Week" by the Arizona Republic

Veritas Prep’s Isabella Gulbranson batted .680 on the season and was named "Girls Athlete of the Week" by the Arizona Republic.

Veritas Prep softball player named "Girls Athlete of the Week" by the Arizona Republic">See More

Scottsdale Prep's Adway Gopakumar promoted "Liberation Through Education"

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.

Scottsdale Prep's Adway Gopakumar promoted "Liberation Through Education"">See More

Donovan Fiore Continues to Shine at Washington and Lee

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.

Donovan Fiore Continues to Shine at Washington and Lee">Read More

Nathaniel Everett was nominated for AZ Central's I AM Sport Award Contest

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.

Nathaniel Everett was nominated for AZ Central's I AM Sport Award Contest">Read More

Great Hearts Headmaster College Graduation, 2018

Thanks to the funds raised at the Great Hearts Gala we were able to graduate 16 future Great Hearts headmasters from our Headmaster College.

Great Hearts Headmaster College Graduation, 2018">Watch the Graduation

Chandler Prep Alumna, McCall Barger, is studying autonomous driving in Japan

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.

Chandler Prep Alumna, McCall Barger, is studying autonomous driving in Japan">Read More

Honors Choir sings the National Anthem on the Floor of the House of Representatives

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.

Honors Choir sings the National Anthem on the Floor of the House of Representatives">Watch the Video

Veritas Preparatory Academy senior, Anna Espinoza, was named a Flinn Scholar

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.

Veritas Preparatory Academy senior, Anna Espinoza, was named a Flinn Scholar">Read More

Trivium Prep 7th grader wins art contest

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.

Trivium Prep 7th grader wins art contest">Watch the Video

Scottsdale Prep wins Speech and Debate State Championship

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).

Scottsdale Prep wins Speech and Debate State Championship">Read More

Elena Boyd named a Flinn Scholar

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.

Elena Boyd named a Flinn Scholar">Read More

Ali Cohen was named the 2018 English in Action U.S. Public Speaking Champion

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.

Ali Cohen was named the 2018 English in Action U.S. Public Speaking Champion">Read More

Liz Burch meets with Governor Doug Ducey to discuss school safety

Archway Veritas teacher, Liz Burch, was part of a round-table discussion with Governor Doug Ducey to discuss school safety.

Liz Burch meets with Governor Doug Ducey to discuss school safety">Read More

Great Hearts Western Hills prepares to open its doors

Great Hearts Western Hills will open its doors in the fall as a K-5 school located on the west side of San Antonio.

Great Hearts Western Hills prepares to open its doors">Watch the Construction

Chandler Prep's Brandt places 1st in javelin

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.

Chandler Prep's Brandt places 1st in javelin">Read More

Glendale Prep student earns starring role in Disney’s “Mulan Jr.”

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.

Glendale Prep student earns starring role in Disney’s “Mulan Jr.” ">Learn More

Maryvale Prep students will move into a brand new, permanent location for the 2018-2019 school year

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.

Maryvale Prep students will move into a brand new, permanent location for the 2018-2019 school year">Watch the Construction

Archway Veritas Teacher, Mrs. Flower, named a "Teacher We Love"

"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."

Archway Veritas Teacher, Mrs. Flower, named a "Teacher We Love"">Read More

Veritas Prep alumna, Meredith Palmer, was featured in National Geographic

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.

Veritas Prep alumna, Meredith Palmer, was featured in National Geographic">Read More

Chandler Prep's girls basketball team shares their impressive team GPA

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.

Chandler Prep's girls basketball team shares their impressive team GPA">Read More

Stuffed Animal Drive helps children who may be facing a crisis

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.

Stuffed Animal Drive helps children who may be facing a crisis">See More

Archway Chandler supports Maryvale Preparatory

Archway Chandler 5th graders collected snack and supply donations for Maryvale Preparatory Academy as part of Great Hearts Day festivities.

Archway Chandler supports Maryvale Preparatory">Read More

Emily VanderWeele capped off her storied career as a Great Hearts Monte Vista Lions swimmer

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.

Emily VanderWeele capped off her storied career as a Great Hearts Monte Vista Lions swimmer">Read More

Maryvale Prep wins girls and boys soccer championships

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.

Maryvale Prep wins girls and boys soccer championships">Read More

Archway Trivium East's Srihaas Ghanta won the Great Hearts Spelling Bee

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.

Archway Trivium East's Srihaas Ghanta won the Great Hearts Spelling Bee">Watch the Spelling Bee

Tori Gutierrez was named the AIA’s Player of the Week during soccer season

Field Minutes: 1710
Assists: 2
Assists Per Match: 0.1
Points: 2
Points Per Match: 0.1
Steals: 6
Yellow Cards: 1

Tori Gutierrez was named the AIA’s Player of the Week during soccer season">See her Stats

Luke Martinez will join his three siblings at Princeton University

Three of the siblings already attend Princeton and the youngest, Luke, will be attending in the fall.

Luke Martinez will join his three siblings at Princeton University">Watch Luke's Story

Great Hearts introduces the Leadership Society

Great Hearts announces new Leadership Society to benefit the Teacher Excellence Fund. You can learn more at: http://www.GreatHeartsLS.org

Great Hearts introduces the Leadership Society">Watch the Kickoff

Sophie Williams was an honorable mention in the Cool Transit art contest

Archway Veritas’ Sophie WIlliams was an Honorable Mention Winner in the Valley Metro's 13th Annual Cool Transit STUFF 3rd Grade Art Contest!

Sophie Williams was an honorable mention in the Cool Transit art contest">See More

Governor Doug Ducey attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Maryvale Prep

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.

Governor Doug Ducey attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Maryvale Prep">Watch His Speech

Chandler Prep's chess team places 5th in state

Chandler Prep's chess team places 5th in state.

Chandler Prep's chess team places 5th in state">Read More

6 Scholar-athletes recognized as 2A all-conference

The Arizona Interscholastic Association recognized six Great Hearts scholar-athletes as Division 2A All-Conference in volleyball.

6 Scholar-athletes recognized as 2A all-conference">Read More

10 Great Hearts students recognized as National Merit Semifinalists

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.

10 Great Hearts students recognized as National Merit Semifinalists ">Read More

More than 2,000 people attended Great Hearts Info Night

Great Hearts Info Night is a night for potential parents to learn more about the Open Enrollment process and more about the local academy.

More than 2,000 people attended Great Hearts Info Night">See More

Anthem Prep Senior Receives Arizona’s Top Honor for Volunteer Service

Anthem Prep senior, Nicole Sherwood, joined Governor Doug Ducey at the 16th Annual Volunteer Service Awards, Arizona’s top honor for Volunteer Service.

Anthem Prep Senior Receives Arizona’s Top Honor for Volunteer Service">Read More

Great Hearts Gala recap

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.

Great Hearts Gala recap ">Watch the Video

North Phoenix Prep’s Jordan Black was featured in Arizona Milesplit

"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."

North Phoenix Prep’s Jordan Black was featured in Arizona Milesplit">Read More

Great Hearts teacher named Texas Charter Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year

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.

Great Hearts teacher named Texas Charter Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year">Read More

North Phoenix Prep senior Garrison Lessard achieved teh rank of Eagle Scout

North Phoenix Prep senior, Garrison Lessard, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, a milestone that is recognized across the country and even the world.

North Phoenix Prep senior Garrison Lessard achieved teh rank of Eagle Scout">Read More

Chandler Prep senior, Samuel Goldinger, had his art on display at the Arizona State Fair

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.

Chandler Prep senior, Samuel Goldinger, had his art on display at the Arizona State Fair">Read More

Arete Prep juniors and seniors participate in Instagram Live draw-a-long

Arete Preparatory Academy juniors and seniors got to participate in an Instagram Live Draw Along during Art Class.

Arete Prep juniors and seniors participate in Instagram Live draw-a-long">Watch the Draw-a-Long

Archway Trivium East holds a Flagpole Dedication

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.

Archway Trivium East holds a Flagpole Dedication">Watch the Dedication

She made history!

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.

She made history!">Watch Her Kick

Jennifer Luque received the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions 2017 Yale Educator Award

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.

Jennifer Luque received the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions 2017 Yale Educator Award">Read More

Archway North Phoenix and Phoenix Prep moved into a permanent location

Archway North Phoenix and North Phoenix Prep celebrated their first year inside their new and permanent campus.

Archway North Phoenix and Phoenix Prep moved into a permanent location">Watch the Dedication

Monte Vista scholar a mission to feed the hungry with the help of a snow cone machine

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.

Monte Vista scholar a mission to feed the hungry with the help of a snow cone machine">Watch More

Scottsdale Preparatory Academy senior Rachel Zoneraich was selected as a Coolidge Senator

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.

Scottsdale Preparatory Academy senior Rachel Zoneraich was selected as a Coolidge Senator">Read More

Students got to study and watch the eclipse

Students at most Great Hearts schools got the chance to watch the eclipse.

Students got to study and watch the eclipse">Watch the Eclipse

Scottsdale Prep wins AIA Overall Excellence Award

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.

Scottsdale Prep wins AIA Overall Excellence Award">Read More

Great Hearts Monte Vista student pitched in the Little League World Series

Sam Armstrong pitched in the Southwest Regional Tournament as part of the Little League World Series

Great Hearts Monte Vista student pitched in the Little League World Series">See More

Anthem Prep family donates gymnasium scoreboard

The Marquez family donated a new scoreboard for the Anthem Prep gym.

Anthem Prep family donates gymnasium scoreboard">Read More

Great Hearts National Director of Exceptional Student Services, Thomas Doebler, brought an Asperger’s screener to our schools

“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."

Great Hearts National Director of Exceptional Student Services, Thomas Doebler, brought an Asperger’s screener to our schools">Read More

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