Save the Date: Sept. 16, 10:00

Please refer to the email sent on August 20th to complete your registration.

We look forward to seeing you Monday, September 16 at the Great Hearts Summit. Below you will find logistics for the event, and a schedule. Please save this webpage for reference.

Summit Logistics:

Please arrive no later than 9:45am. Please allow for extra time to park and to check in.

Summit will begin promptly at 10:00.

  • 9:00-9:50 – Arrival and check-in (please note check-in begins at 9:00 and ends at 9:50)
  • Please use the table below to identify which location your campus will attend
  • Parking details will be sent a few days before the event
Maryvale Prep

4825 W Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85031
Veritas Prep
3102 N 56th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Scottsdale Prep

16537 N 92nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Chandler Prep

1951 N Alma School Rd Chandler, AZ 85224
Archway Glendale
Archway Trivium East
Archway Trivium West
Glendale Prep
Maryvale Prep
Trivium Prep
Archway Cicero
Archway Lincoln
Archway N. Phoenix
Archway Veritas
Cicero Prep
Lincoln Prep
North Phoenix Prep
Veritas Prep
Archway Anthem
Archway Scottsdale
Anthem Prep
Scottsdale Prep
Archway Arete
Archway Chandler
Arete Prep
Chandler Prep

Summit Agenda


Parking at the academies will be limited. We encourage you to carpool with colleagues to your regional summit site.
If you have any questions please direct them to: Kristi Seltzer,

Why the four locations? Last year, Great Hearts America board member, Dan Costello, made the Suns arena available to us free of charge. This year, the arena is not available due to a scheduling conflict. Your colleagues have looked far and wide to find an affordable option that can accommodate over 1k people gathering both together and in smaller groups for seminar. Unfortunately, even the cheapest options were prohibitive.Therefore, we are moving forward with a creative solution that has some benefits. Instead of gathering in one place, we will be gathering as regions at four campuses: Maryvale, Veritas, Scottsdale, and Chandler. This should allow for shorter travel times, the ability to use classrooms for seminars, and zero cost on space allowing for a lunch for everyone. While we would like to gather in one place – and will be looking to find a grant to do so in the future – this option seemed most prudent given the circumstances. We hope you will help us make the very best of it.Regarding attendance and attire, I know there have been some questions and some confusion in the past regarding both. The Summit is not a less important day than any other. It is a day set aside for everyone in the organization to gather together around the same focus: to reaffirm our commitment to the mission, to reflect on how to best pursue that mission together, and to have an opportunity to look ahead. Everyone is expected to participate. If for some reason you can’t make it, just make sure to let your headmaster or manager know.

In the past we have required business attire at the Summit. This year, you are welcome to come in business casual attire or your academy’s spirit wear. Let’s avoid jeans and shorts.

Since there are so many fun and delicious restaurants nearby, we thought these would be great places to hang out with each other during our social hour! Included are some of the different places you can kick back, relax, and enjoy a nice drink with some friends!

Restaurants East of North Phoenix Baptist Church

Raising Canes 5850 N 7th St. $
Ritos Mexican Cuisine 5813 N 7th St. $$
Publico Italian Eatery 5813 N 7th St. $$
Culinary Dropout 5632 N 7th St. $$
Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers 5625 N 7th St. $$
Pita Jungle 5505 N 7th St. $$
Starbucks 5557 N 7th St. $


Restaurants West of North Phoenix Baptist Church

Bobby Q BBQ 8501 N 27th Ave $$


Restaurants North of North Phoenix Baptist Church

Timo Wine Bar 8801 N Central Ave $$
Sushi Friend 8727 N Central Ave $$
Ladera Taverna y Cocina 8729 N Central Ave $$
Via Delosantos Mexican Cafe 9120 N Central Ave $$


Restaurants South of North Phoenix Baptist Church

Postinos 5144 N Camelback Ave $$
Flower Child 100 E Camelback Rd. $$
Sushi Vibe 100 E Camelback Rd. $$
Joyride Tacos 5202 N Central Ave $$
Federal pizza 5210 N Central Ave $$
Sauce pizza and wine 25 E Camelback Rd. $$
Kream Coffee 5102 N Central Ave $
Churn Ice Cream 5223 N Central Ave $$
Luana’s Coffee 1502 W Thomas Rd. $


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