Gilbert Campus News

Learning Foundation and Performing Arts-Gilbert school lettering and doors
A junior and senior high school dedicated to supporting each student in the attainment of his or her highest academic and creative potential. The educational focus is designed to foster each individual’s capacity for self-development and personal responsibility that will prepare students for success in college, career, and adult life. LFPA recognizes that a student’s education is a responsibility shared by school and family during the entire period the student spends in school.

LFPA faculty and staff pledge to:
• Provide a safe campus and a classroom climate of mutual respect.
• Communicate with students and parents in a regular and timely manner through telephone, email, conferences, and the Jupiter Grades online grading program.
• Provide motivating and interesting learning experiences using a variety of teaching methods in the classroom which support the rigor required by the Arizona College & Career Readiness Standards.
• Address the individual needs of each student, effectively facilitate student learning, and provide ample student academic support services.P1000025

Student Pledge and commitment to the Four Pillars of Excellence:
• Participate in all efforts put forth by my teachers and LFPA staff to educate me, which may include attending tutoring, doing homework, turning in assignments, completing projects, studying and being prepared for test.
• Complete all class work and homework to the best of my ability on a daily basis.
• Be proactive in school, community and family.
• Behave in a manner that is conducive to learning and does not distract other students.
• Set a positive example for other students and contribute to the growth of others.
• Exhibit and be accountable for the character traits of responsibility, respect, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
• Abide by the rules and policies of LFPA including wearing the required uniform every day.
• Conduct myself with dignity and respect during school hours and activities on campus as well as before and after school.Three teens
• Treat other students and teachers with respect and refrain from any bullying behaviors including physical harm, teasing, exclusion, and intimidation.
• Arrive on time for school and classes on a daily basis.
• Help others without consideration of repayment.
• Seek opportunities to better our campus.
• Participate in service opportunities in our school and community when possible.

These pledges are essential to the mission of our school. Students and staff must uphold these pledges or jeopardize their opportunity to attend Learning Foundation & Performing Arts.


The 7th-12th grade school is located in a newly constructed building on the SE corner of Recker and Warner Roads across from the LFPA K-6th grade school.

Fully NCA Accredited and Tuition Free

State of the Art Performance Auditorium

Balance of Academics and the Arts

Academics Aligned to AZ State Standards

Dance, Musical Theatre, Drama

Orchestra, Guitar, Musical Keyboards

Art and Ceramics

P.E., Competitive Sports, Martial Arts

Highly Qualified Certified Teachers
Free Tutoring Program
Limited Affordable Busing Available
Free & Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Program

7th-12th GRADE

480- 635-9400



High School Students are Excited About Science at LFPA Gilbert.

Students in Mrs. Shaffer’ s freshman and sophomore Science classes are excited to  learn Crime Scene Investigation and different aspects of Forensic Science. The students learn how to solve crimes and how the different types of evidence found at a crime scene are processed. They looked into the different blood types and conduct a blood typing experiment.

Although Forensic science is intriguing and has all the students excited to learn, in the second quarter the class segues into Human Biology. They learn about all the bones that make up the human body and how they work together to make the body function properly. Photo lab

As for 11th grade Chemistry, it is an exciting and upbeat class. The students learn about the atomic theory, atoms, and the different elements that make up the periodic table. Students in this class worked on a huge periodic table made and designed completely by the students that graces the wall in the Science lab.

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

The LFPA varsity boys basketball team ended the regular season with an 11-3 record.  The team won four straight post-season games to walk away with the CAA Division I state championship.  Also, the MVP trophy was awarded to the LFPA team’s top scoring player. The team hopes to continue this success next year with all current players returning to LFPA to play for at least one more year.

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The Soundsations recently performed in an outdoor competition at California Adventure and placed second runner up as well as winning best character award at the FAME show choir national championships in Hollywood California

Visit the performing arts department web site at

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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