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Welcome to Great Hearts Glendale Prep, Serving Grades 6-12

Dear Prospective Students, Parents, and Guardians, 

Welcome to Glendale Preparatory Academy, an esteemed institution within the Great Hearts Academies network, situated in the heart of Peoria, Arizona. As a tuition-free, public charter school, we pride ourselves on offering an exceptional college preparatory education, rivalling the best private schools in academic rigor and moral formation. At Glendale Prep, we are not just a school; we are a community dedicated to fostering intellectual growth and character development in the leaders of tomorrow. 

Our academy stands as a pillar of academic excellence in the Glendale area, providing a unique educational experience to middle and high school students. We believe that the journey of education is about more than preparing for college; it’s about preparing for life. Our curriculum, rooted in the rich tradition of Western Civilization, is designed to challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to explore the depths of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty – the guiding principles of our Latin motto: Verum, Pulchrum, Bonum. 

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Begin your journey into the heart of classical education with just a click. Watch a virtual tour of Glendale Prep where we foster virtuous scholars and deep thinkers. Witness firsthand how our teachers inspire a passion for lifelong learning, logic, and moral integrity. This isn't merely a tour of our school; it's a gateway to becoming part of a community dedicated to academic excellence and living the values of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Discover the unique spirit of Great Hearts—where every lesson shapes well-rounded, virtuous citizens.

At Glendale Prep, education is a transformative journey. We offer an honors-level liberal arts curriculum that not only prepares students for the rigors of higher education but also cultivates their innate potential to lead a profound and philosophical life. Our approach to learning extends beyond academic achievement; it encompasses the development of the whole person – intellectually, morally, and socially. 

Our middle school program lays the foundation for this journey, introducing students to a broad spectrum of subjects and ideas. Here, our students begin to develop critical thinking skills, engage in meaningful discussions, and foster a love for lifelong learning. As they transition to high school, they delve deeper into the complexities of literature, mathematics, science, history, and the fine arts. This rigorous academic preparation is complemented by opportunities in athletics, arts, and community service, creating a well-rounded educational experience. 

Located in the dynamic Phoenix metropolitan area, Glendale Prep benefits from the cultural richness and diversity of its surroundings. Our students are encouraged to engage with their community, apply their learning in real-world contexts, and develop a keen awareness of their role as responsible citizens. This engagement with the broader world is an integral part of our educational philosophy, as we prepare our students to navigate the complexities of an ever-changing global landscape. 

In our commitment to making quality education accessible to all, we are proud to be a tuition-free institution. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to receive a top-tier education, regardless of their socioeconomic background. Our diverse student body is a testament to this belief, enriching our school community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences. 

As you consider Glendale Preparatory Academy for your child’s education, we invite you to explore the depth of our academic programs, the passion of our faculty, and the vibrancy of our school community. We understand that selecting the right school is a significant decision, and we are here to support you in this process. Our doors are open for you to witness the transformative power of a Glendale Prep education, to meet our dedicated educators, and to experience the warmth and inclusivity of our community. 

Join us at Glendale Preparatory Academy, where education is not just about acquiring knowledge, but about igniting a passion for learning, cultivating virtues, and preparing young minds to lead fulfilling and impactful lives. We look forward to welcoming you to our family and embarking on this remarkable educational journey together. 

Glendale Preparatory Academy is more than a school; it is a community of learners, educators, and families, united in the pursuit of academic excellence and moral virtue. We are excited about the possibility of you joining this journey, as we strive to shape not just scholars, but leaders and virtuous citizens of the world. 

Warmest regards, 


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