About Elementary

San Tan Charter School was created in 2008 as a new type of free public school in Gilbert, AZ. Developed as a K-6 Inquiry Based Learning Curriculum model incorporating applicable Montessori concepts and materials for a Public Charter School program. We are proud to be an accredited member of AdvancED; a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of educational institutions and systems to ensure all students realize their full potential.

At San Tan Charter School, our Elementary program resides at our Recker Campus. Students, grades Kindergarten through Fourth, have three possible program experiences: Mainstream, Montessori, Gifted. Utilizing test results, observations, and conversations, we partner with our families to determine the best path for each student. Kindergarten is offered through half day or full day programs.

No matter the Elementary experience, students are made responsible and held accountable for their learning at every stage and level. All programs include an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which addresses the specific academic and emotional needs of each student. Each students ILP is discussed during the quarterly parent-teacher conferences, which include parent contributions surrounding homework levels and character goals.

San Tan Charter School firmly believes in promoting character education in all areas of the school day. Whether at work, at home, or at play, there are basic values that define ethical behavior. These values are not political, religious, or culturally biased. The Josephson Institute calls them the Six Pillars of Character, and they form the basis of all programs at San Tan Charter School. Learn more about the Six Pillars of Character.

At San Tan Charter School, our elementary curriculum is standards-based and incorporates Physical Education, Health and Music into each student’s weekly routine.

Explore our three elementary experiences