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Serving Grades K-9

Dear Prospective Families and Esteemed Members of the Buckeye Community, 

Welcome to Great Hearts Roosevelt, a beacon of classical education situated in the dynamic West Valley of Buckeye, Arizona. As a tuition-free, public charter school, we are proud to offer an exceptional educational journey that spans from preschool through high school. Our academy stands as a testament to the transformative power of an honors-level liberal arts curriculum, echoing the excellence of the finest independent private schools and setting a new benchmark for public preparatory education. 

At Great Hearts Roosevelt, we embrace a holistic approach to education, one that transcends traditional academic boundaries. Our mission is to cultivate not only the intellect of our students but also their character, preparing them to become great-hearted leaders who will thrive in higher education and their subsequent professional careers. We are committed to nurturing each student’s potential, guiding them through an enriching exploration of the rich tradition of Western Civilization. Our curriculum, steeped in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty – as encapsulated in our Latin motto, Verum, Pulchrum, Bonum – fosters a profound, philosophical life. 

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Begin your journey into the heart of classical education with just a click. Watch a virtual tour of Roosevelt 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 lower school, Archway Roosevelt, offers a nurturing environment for grades K-5. Here, our young scholars embark on their educational journey, building a solid foundation in reading, writing, arithmetic, and the sciences. This early education is vital, as it sets the stage for a lifetime of learning and discovery. The curriculum is designed to ignite curiosity and a love for learning in our students, with an emphasis on the arts, history, and physical education complementing their core academic studies. 

As our students advance to Roosevelt Prep, currently serving grades 6-9 and growing to include grades 6-12, they are met with an increasingly challenging and diverse curriculum. Our middle and high school students engage deeply with classical literature, advanced mathematics, comprehensive science courses, and thorough historical studies. This rigorous academic preparation is balanced with a rich array of extracurricular activities, including arts, athletics, and community service, fostering well-rounded individuals prepared for the complexities of college and adult life. 

Nestled in the heart of Buckeye, Arizona, our school benefits from the unique cultural and natural landscape of the West Valley. This setting enriches the educational experience of our students, providing them with a broader perspective and a deeper understanding of the diverse world they inhabit. Our community’s diversity is a strength that we celebrate and leverage in our educational approach, creating a vibrant and inclusive environment where every student can flourish. 

Our commitment as a tuition-free institution is central to our philosophy. We believe that access to high-quality, classical education is a right, not a privilege. This commitment ensures that families from varied socioeconomic backgrounds can provide their children with an education that nurtures both mind and character. 

Great Hearts Roosevelt is more than a mere collection of buildings and classrooms; it is a community where education is a partnership between students, teachers, and families. We encourage our parents to be active participants in their children’s education, fostering a collaborative environment that extends beyond the classroom. Our vibrant school community is a place of mutual respect and support, where students, educators, and families come together to celebrate the joys of learning and growing. 

As you consider Great Hearts Roosevelt for your child’s education, we invite you to visit our campus, to witness the transformative power of our classical education, and to meet the dedicated individuals who make our community so special. Explore our classrooms, engage with our faculty, and experience the warmth and vibrancy of our school firsthand. 

Great Hearts Roosevelt represents a unique fusion of academic rigor and character development. We are a community dedicated to fostering a love of learning, nurturing moral virtues, and preparing students to lead fulfilling, impactful lives. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you to our school, to share the joys and challenges of our educational journey, and to embark together on a path that shapes not just scholars, but also virtuous citizens and future leaders. 

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the exceptional experience that Great Hearts Roosevelt has to offer. Together, let’s embrace the adventure of learning and lay the foundation for a future filled with discovery, achievement, and purpose. 

Warmest regards, 

Jamie Fairbanks and Tony Cruz
Headmasters of Great Hearts Roosevelt

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