Apply Now for the 2024-25 School Year

Great Hearts accepts applications year-round. Submit your scholar's application today!

Apply Now!

Classical Liberal Arts

By offering a classical liberal arts curriculum, Great Hearts cultivates the hearts and minds of students in the pursuit of Truth, Beauty and Goodness.

View Curriculum

Thankful Thursday

Please join us in giving to Community Investment. Gifts to Community Investment make everything we love about our schools possible.

Make Your Gift Today

Welcome to Great Hearts North Phoenix Prep, Serving Grades 6-12

Dear Prospective Students, Families, and Community Members, 

Welcome to North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, an exemplary beacon of classical education in Phoenix, Arizona. As a tuition-free, public charter school and a proud member of the prestigious Great Hearts Academies network, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional college preparatory education, rooted in the tradition of the finest independent private schools. At North Phoenix Prep, we believe in the transformative power of a classical education to cultivate the minds and hearts of our students, guiding them towards a life of purpose, wisdom, and virtue. 

In our state-of-the-art campus, we serve middle and high school students with a curriculum that not only challenges them academically but also fosters moral and intellectual virtues. Our approach to education is grounded in the rich tradition of Western Civilization, emphasizing the triad of our Latin motto: Verum, Pulchrum, Bonum – Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. We are committed to helping each student realize their innate potential, nurturing a deep appreciation for the profound, philosophical life that a classical education fosters. 

Virtual Tour

Begin your journey into the heart of classical education with just a click. Watch a virtual tour of North Phoenix 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.

Our curriculum is a thoughtful blend of rigorous academic study and character development. In the middle school years, students embark on an intellectual journey that introduces them to the foundational elements of the classical liberal arts, including literature, history, mathematics, science, and foreign languages. This foundation is crucial as it prepares them for the more advanced studies of our high school program. 

As our students transition to high school, they engage in an honors-level curriculum that is both challenging and enriching. They delve deeper into classical literature, advanced mathematics, comprehensive sciences, and thorough historical studies, all of which are designed to prepare them for the rigors of college and beyond. Our commitment to classical education extends to fostering critical thinking, articulate expression, and ethical reasoning – skills that are indispensable in higher education and in life. 

At North Phoenix Prep, we understand that education is not merely an academic endeavor; it is a journey that shapes the whole person. Our faculty, who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching, mentor our students to grow in the virtues of honesty, integrity, perseverance, and respect. We strive to create an environment where students are encouraged to explore, question, and understand the world around them, cultivating a lifelong love of learning. 

Located in the heart of Phoenix, our school benefits from the cultural richness and diversity of the metropolitan area. This vibrant setting enhances our students’ educational experience, offering them a broader perspective and a deeper understanding of the diverse world they inhabit. We believe that education extends beyond the classroom – our students are encouraged to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities, community service projects, and leadership opportunities, all of which contribute to their holistic development. 

As a tuition-free institution, we are committed to making this extraordinary educational experience accessible to all families. We believe in democratizing quality education, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to benefit from our rigorous and enriching classical curriculum. 

We warmly invite you to explore North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, to learn more about our unique approach to education, and to discover the vibrant community that makes our school a special place. We encourage you to visit our campus, meet our dedicated faculty, and experience the enriching environment that we offer. 

North Phoenix Preparatory Academy is more than just a school; it is a community where intellectual curiosity, moral virtue, and academic excellence are nurtured and celebrated. We are excited about the possibility of welcoming you to our family and embarking together on this enriching educational journey. 

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the exceptional experience that North Phoenix Preparatory Academy offers. Join us as we continue to shape not only scholars but also virtuous citizens and future leaders of our world. 

With warmest regards, 

Erin Lentz, Headmaster
North Phoenix Preparatory Academy


***PDF files can be read with a pdf reader, such as from Adobe Acrobat Reader

***Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office type documents can be read with an Office file reader, such as with Microsoft Office Suites, or the free and open source Open Office