Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Schools in Mesa and Gilbert offer performance classes and productions that involve students in grades from Kindergarten through high school,Warner dance pic

LFPA Gilbert 7-12 offers classes in 3 levels of dance, musical theater, drama, stagecraft, voice, orchestra, musical keyboard, and guitar.

LFPA Alta Mesa K-8 offers classes in dance, musical theater,  musical keyboard, and choir.

LFPA Warner K-6 offers classes in dance, musical theater, musical keyboard, and choir.

girl on stageThe schools produce a minimum of 3 to 4 productions each year including talent shows, musical performances, theater productions of major Broadway shows and so much more. Students who don’t perform on stage may be involved in other areas of producing a show such as staging, scenery, direction, filming and writing.

Learning Foundation Stapley “Back to Basics” also offers electives in dance and music with at least two performances during the school year.

For students who prefer other areas of The Arts our schools offer classes in art and ceramics.

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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 out-of-state trips that are solely for competitive events. Extracurricular activities do not include any senior trips or events that are recreational, amusement or tourist activities.

An education is a valuable commodity and we appreciate your donation in any amount as we strive to continually improve our programs and offer the best education possible to each child attending Learning Foundation schools.

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We value our parents and community and appreciate your continued support.


>>All four of our schools are open for tours<<

**Alta Mesa Campus K-8:  480-807-1100**

(AdvancEd / NCA accredited)

—5761 E. Brown Rd., Mesa—

School hours 8:30-3:35, office hours 8:00-4:30

**Gilbert Campus 7-12:  480-635-9400**

(AdvancEd / NCA accredited)

—4055 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert—

School hours 8:15-2:50, office hours 8:00-4:30

**Stapley Campus”Back to Basics” K-6:  480-834-6202**

—851 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa—

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 hours 8:30-2:50, office hours 8:00-4:30

  • nca 2-If you are looking for a safe, family friendly school to enroll your child where academics are rigorous and performing arts are part of the curriculum, please feel free to visit our schools at the location of choice. Enrollment documents for each school are in the enrollment page on this website or may be picked up at the school office. School tours are available to you at any time.

-When you come to your child’s school to register, please be sure to bring the following documents with you:

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  • Records from previous school (if transferring)::

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LFPA offers full day Kindergarten at our 3 elementary schools. Please remember that your child needs to be age five before September 1st in order to enter kindergarten. Please contact the school or stop in to meet the kindergarten teacher.





Welcome LFPA Knights, August 3, 2017Knights logo Sm

It is my pleasure to welcome families to another great school year at LFPA. Our entire staff is so excited to have our classrooms and hallways filled with the positive energy and enthusiasm of our students. In order to strive to meet our vision it is our duty to make every student feel welcomed, valued, and connected to our LFPA community. Additionally, we will aim to challenge your child by setting high expectations that promote personal and academic growth. This will ensure your child is prepared to meet the increasing demands of college and career readiness. At LFPA we have dedicated teachers that spend hours planning learning activities that engage our students in higher level thinking and learning. Our teachers exercise research based best practices, and understand the unique learning needs of each student.

We ask that parents, students, teachers, and administrators work together this year as a unified family to support our efforts to ensure the safety and well being of all of our students. As parents, you play an integral role as part of the responsibility that will effect your child’s success in school. Your efforts to support our school policies and procedures, and support your child’s academic work will help your child achieve both academic and personal success, and provide your child a positive outlook on school. Please be sure to download the Dojo app and check the school and class stories frequently. Get to know your child’s teacher and stay updated on class and school events. I would also like to encourage you to get involved in our school improvement efforts throughout the year and join us at quarterly school improvement meetings. We are thrilled with the additions for this year that include of our new reading library, before and aftercare room, and indoor P.E. room.

I am extremely excited to share this school year with you and your child. Please take a moment to stop by the office and introduce your self, or just say hi! I can’t emphasize enough that building a strong partnership between home and school is so important and pivotal to your child’s educational journey.

Thank you for choosing and entrusting LFPA as we embark on a wonderful year full of academic adventures!

Educationally yours,

Nikki Triggs-Valle

Alta Mesa Principal

Click on “Enrollment” on the menu in this website to download an enrollment packet or stop by the school for a tour and enrollment.

Dear Learning Foundation Families:

Welcome to the Learning Foundation “Back to Basics” school! We are excited about our intelligent, talented, and creative students who experience the best of what our outstanding teaching staff has to offer.

Our goal is to offer a high-quality instructional environment in which all students will learn and excel academically and socially. The school day is structured to infuse students with a love of learning and will provide them with the academic and character skills necessary to succeed in junior high, high school, college and a competitive world.

Below are some of the educational highlights featured at Learning Foundation “Back to Basics”:

· Highly-qualified teachers:  The primary factor impacting student achievement is teacher quality. We are committed to ensuring that there is a talented and caring teacher in every classroom.

· More time on task:  Our school day consist of small group instruction during the day as well as rigorous creative instruction in all content areas.

· Support for struggling students:  All students will learn — we accept no excuses. The students of Learning Foundation “Back to Basics” will be assessed using the Acuity Assessment Program in the core subjects so that struggling students can be identified and receive additional academic assistance so they do not fall behind.

· Commitment to character education:  All students live by the Learning Foundation Core Values (Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect Teaching and Learning). Our goal is to develop well-rounded students, and we will teach these character values as explicitly as we teach academics.

· A balanced curriculum:  Our curriculum includes all core subjects in compliance with Arizona Department of Education Standards along with electives in Art, Physical Education, Technology, Music and Kempo.

· Uniform Policy:  All students must come to school dressed in a blue, red, or white polo (collared) shirt with the Learning Foundation logo worn with navy, tan, or black pants, skirts or shorts (skirts/shorts must be finger tipped length or longer).

These are just a few of the attributes that help create a quality educational experience at the Learning Foundation “Back to Basics” school. We look forward to creating a school culture committed to excellence and laying academic and behavioral foundations for each student.


Ms. Aitken,




Dear LFPA Students and Parents:

Even after so many years as a principal I never cease to be amazed at how much happens in a single school year. We are looking forward to this year being no exception. It is already an incredible year as we look forward to student accomplishments and expanding our horizons.

LFPA meets the high standards set forth by the Arizona Department of Education; The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools; and AdvancEd/NCA, the organization that also accredits all district schools, community colleges and public universities.

It is my honor to be part of the LFPA family where we pride ourselves on a strong culture of caring, learning, and high expectations. We believe in a balance between the performing arts and rigorous academics while nurturing the needs of the whole student. We understand that all students are individuals with their own unique learning styles, belief systems, perspectives, and goals. We not only accept these differences, but consider it our utmost responsibility to embrace them, and to celebrate and learn from each and every student.

The uniform policy will be strictly enforced this year and we appreciate everyone’s support. LFPA will continue with our school-wide anti-bullying program and students/parents will be asked to sign a student compact regarding behavior and academic expectations. We believe that these requirements assist in further improving our successful program and create an even better school environment.

Our student-centered faculty and staff are a committed group of caring educators. We encourage all students to work towards mastery through assignments, tasks, and concepts, rather than be content with proficiency. We strive to instill in each student the willingness and ability to persevere, to try, struggle, fail, learn, and grow, as this will define them and their successes in the future.

Within this framework we strive to provide our students with a variety of opportunities. Students at LFPA will participate in multiple performances throughout the school year including theatre and musical productions, choral concerts, talent shows as well as performances put on by our drama, dance, guitar, and keyboard classes. LFPA students also participate in our National Honor Society chapter, ACE program partnered with Chandler Gilbert Community College, martial arts classes as well as compete on our competitive sports teams.

We find “family” as a small school in so many ways. Our parents, staff and teachers, homerooms, teammates, and fellow actors and dancers are all a source of support for each and every student. I thank you for entrusting LFPA with the education of your child and for the continued support of our school. If you have any needs, comments, or compliments, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Robert Villa, Principal

Fifth Grade students at LFPA Warner campus were asked to write a short story for a writing challenge using one of the “7 Habits” from their “Leader in Me” program.Warner leader in me

Winning Story: “Be Proactive”

One day in the friendly forest, Sammy the squirrel was working on a new invention. He needed one other tool. When he was walking to the store, he saw Tag-Along Alley by herself crying. So Sammy the squirrel walked up and asked her why she was crying.

Tag-Along Alley said, “Because Judging Jimmy said I was too small.”

“That Judging Jimmy!” said Sammy the squirrel. “Well, why don’t we go and talk to him?”

“Okay”, said Alley, “Let’s go!”.

So when they got to Jimmy’s house, they asked him why he would say something like that. He said he didn’t intend to be mean and he was really sorry. So after that, they all went out for pizza. And Sammy learned to be proactive when his friends need help (even with Judging Jimmy, the cat!).

Honorable Mention Story: “Synergize”

Once upon a time, there was a scarecrow named Pi who always wanted to be a real boy. Although he had two friends (Mike and Tom), he just didn’t feel alive. On Monday, Pi was feeling extremely sad and when Mike and Tom came over he felt even worse. He was not sad because he was stuck on his stick or that no crows were coming. He was sad because he could not walk, run, or even play. So Mike and Tom thought for a while and came up with a perfect plan! Tomorrow, for Pi’s birthday, they would work together to get Pi off his stick so he could have some fun.

The next day, bright and early, Tom went over to Mike’s house. Then they both hiked up the mountain to see Pi. While he was sleeping, Tom and Mike tugged, pulled, twisted, turned, spun, and even kicked the pole to try to get the nail that held Pi up to come out. Finally, with a pop, the nail came flying out and Pi came falling down.

That day and later on they had the best days ever. Also, they learned some things like synergizing which is working as a team (an awesome team!). They learned that you can do anything if you try, and that it’s not really trying if you give up. Well, that is the end of my story.

7-12 Learning Foundation

Performing Arts Gilbert

4055 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert AZ 85296
(480) 635-9400

K-8 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