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      Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Vision is to provide a well rounded, rigorous academic environment combined with a dynamic performing arts program that exposes each child, K-12, to the arts.  LFPA sets high standards in order to prepare our students to become lifelong learners who lead productive and successful lives.

      To this end, our Mission is devoted to scholarly learning and inspiring performing arts that embrace our entire community.  We strive to take our students to the highest level of personal academic achievement and fine arts accomplishment by basing our instructional system on research, standards, and best practice in both areas.  Through curriculum and methods of delivery in academic content areas, we will impart the academic skills that will be required of our students for success in life.  Through our curriculum in fine arts, we will impart self-esteem, self discipline, cooperation, self-motivation and social skills necessary for success in life.

      I assisted in starting one of the first Charter Schools in Arizona in 1995.  I am a businesswoman with over 19 years of expertise in charter school management.  My experience, dedication, excellent staff and Highly Qualified teachers have created the perfect balance in establishing and maintaining the Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Schools.


Executive Director

School Information / Hours / Tours

All four of our schools are open for tours ·       Alta Mesa Campus K-12:  480-807-1100, (NCA accredited!)   5761 E. Brown Rd., Mesa School started August 11,  school hours 8:30-3:35, office hours 8:00-4:30 ·       Gilbert Campus 7-12:  480-635-9400,  (NCA accredited!) ·New location 4055 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert School opens August 25, school hours 8:15-3:00, office hours 8:00-4:30 ·       Stapley Campus "Back to Basics" K-6: 480-834-6202  851 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa School started August 11, school hours 7:55-3:00, office hours 7:30-4:00 ·       Warner Campus K-6:  480-248-8025  3939 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert School opens August 25, school hours 8:20-2:50, office hours 8:00-4:30 If you are looking for a safe, family friendly

Thank you for your tax credit donation for 2013. Now accepting tax credit donations for 2014.

IT'S SO EASY!  Just download the tax credit form below to donate to your child's school and receive your money back in the form of a tax credit.  You can receive a credit of up to a maximum of $200 (if single) or $400 (if married and filing jointly).   We will gladly accept any amount.  If $20 is what you can afford to give you can still receive the credit.  Arizona law allows us to use your donation for Extracurricular activities that are school sponsored optional activities and require enrolled students to pay a fee in order to participate. The activities must supplement the school’s education program. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, use of equipment or uniforms for athletics, use of scientific laboratory equipment or materials, or in-state or

Message from the Principal, Warner Campus

Dear LFPA Warner families, Our first year is complete and successful!  In August, 2013 we moved into our new state-of-the-art building and started classes, all within a few days. We could not have enjoyed such a successful year without all of our stakeholders support and assistance as we worked

Newly Built 7th-12th School Opens August 25th Now Enrolling

Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Gilbert opens August 25, 2014 Meet the Teacher Night Open House at 4055 E. Warner August 20: Student last name A - L,  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm August 21: Student last name M-Z,  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm The 7th-12th grade school  is newly constructed on the SE

High School Science Students Are Excited To Learn

Mrs. Shaffer's 9-12 high school students are excited about Science at LFPA Gilbert. Students in Mrs. Shaffer' s freshman and sophomore Science classes were excited to be learning Crime Scene Investigation and different aspects of Forensic Science.  The students learned how to solve crimes and


Important news about how Arizona is raising the bar to help all students receive a world-class education.  Across the state schools are implementing new academic standards in English, language arts and math in grades K-12 called Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.  These standards

Alta Mesa  News – Student’s Enter Poems for LFPA Alta Mesa Anti-Bullying Program

Student’s Entered Poems for LFPA Alta Mesa Anti-Bullying Program.  To view some of the student's poems click on the poems below this letter. LFPA has committed to each student’s success by creating an atmosphere where students can learn in a safe environment that is free of discrimination,

LFPA Alta Mesa -Welcome

To returning and new LFPA students and families, we would like to welcome you to LFPA. Over the summer we expanded our school facility and look forward to our upgraded and more spacious environment to begin the new year. We find “family” as a small school in so many ways. Our parents, staff


7-12 Learning Foundation

Performing Arts Gilbert

1120 S Gilbert Rd., Gilbert AZ 85296
(480) 635-9400

K-12 Learning Foundation

Performing Arts Alta Mesa

5761 E Brown Rd., Mesa AZ 85205
(480) 807-1100

"K-6 Learning Foundation"

851 N. Stapley, Mesa 480-834-6202

"K-6 LFPA Warner"

3939 E. Warner, Gilbert 480-248-8025