Firmly believing in the adage that “it takes a village to raise a child,” we chose South Phoenix intentionally. We knew of the strong traditions and history of this area. We also could see evidence of trauma and significant adversity facing our families. Our spirits compelled us to bring Paideia here to prevent our children from growing up with the same challenges many in our community are facing. We want better for them, and we know you do too! It starts with working together to lay a strong foundation for our children’s futures.
We understand that a child’s ability to pass a test doesn’t mean they will have the skills necessary to be successful in life. We believe that schooling alone won’t strengthen families, produce kind and considerate people, develop inquiring minds, or encourage graduates to contribute to society. Not without using a different approach.
At Paideia Academies, we provide a free, alternative educational approach that emphasizes development of the whole person – body, mind, heart and spirit. We apply these principles with children as young as preschool and kindergarten… all the way through elementary and middle school… and we are preparing to offer this to high school aged scholars as well.
We focus on developing a community where children become empowered in body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Through our academic approach and safe, caring environment, children gain confidence in their ability to adapt, learn and grow in any given situation. Children not only experience character development, but also learn to bring forth their own leadership abilities. Below are some of the critical components we focus on at Paideia Academies:
Fostering development through a learned set of principles, promoting intellectual and emotional intelligence while also learning to listen to one’s conscience.
HABITS OF SUCCESS
Instilling strong personal leadership habits and principles, producing skills, mindsets, and behaviors that students need to be successful in every facet of life.
ENGAGED & CHALLENGED
Empowering students to own their learning, develop an inquiring mind, think critically and engage in dialogue around a rich course curriculum.
SENSE OF BELONGING
Nurturing a caring environment where children feel supported, respected, and accepted. As a result, students at any grade level experience a sense of belonging that echoes throughout life.
FINDING ONE’S OWN VOICE
Providing an encouraging, supportive environment where children can find their own voice, improve confidence as they are given opportunities to lead, and learn how to develop healthy social connections.
CULTURE OF EMPOWERMENT
Cultivating an empowering, positive culture establishes a strong foundation where students can discover and achieve their potential all while learning how to bring a balance of fun and discipline into their daily lives.
At Paideia Academies, we engage, support and challenge our scholars to continually grow so they are prepared to achieve success beyond their studies.
Paideia Academies welcomes you as we look forward to being part of your child’s
“Whole-Child Education – Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit.”
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.