November 2, 2017

A School of Readers

Reading aloud is, according to the landmark 1985 report “Becoming a Nation of Readers,” “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading.”1 Great Hearts is known for the great literature that students read throughout the course of their years as students.  At the K-6 level, classroom teachers spend... Read More »

November 1, 2017

I Need a Library!

The following is a synopsis of an evening at home with an Archway 1st grader as shared by a parent during conference. Johnny: “Mom, I need money for my field trip tomorrow.” Mom: “Honey (to husband in other room), “can you give Johnny money for his field trip?” Dad:  “Sure” ANP 1st grader: “I need... Read More »

October 30, 2017

Read Out Loud!

The most common question asked of me by parents is “How can I prepare my preschooler to be ready for Kindergarten?” or “What can I do to help prepare my child’s transition to a Great Hearts school?”  My answer to parents is always, “Read out loud to your children, everyday, for as many minutes as... Read More »

October 25, 2017

Great Hearts North Phoenix Read-a-Thon

We are very excited to announce our upcoming Read-A-Thon and Library Fundraiser on November 3rd! This is the first year of many years to come where we will establish the tradition of an annual Read-A-Thon, where students and teachers spend the whole school day both reading and being read to. Students raise money for this... Read More »

October 28, 2016

Great Hearts Announces Newest Campus in Phoenix

Leading Valley charter network to build new facility to house North Phoenix academies PHOENIX, Ariz.—October 24, 2016—Great Hearts Academies has announced plans for its newest campus in Phoenix with a ground-up build at the northwest corner of 32nd St. and Hearn. The campus will serve as a new home to two of the network’s growing... Read More »