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EDUCATION FOUNTAIN HILLS

Fountain Hills Middle School & 4 Peaks Elementary School Fountain Hills Middle School is home to Four Peaks Elementary grades 4-5, and the Middle School students, grades 6-8. One of the most challenging academic environments in the State, the Middle School also offers a number of clubs where students can explore areas of interest, make new friends, and develop leadership and team-building skills. In addition to flexing their “mental muscles,” Middle School students are urged to participate as “mini-Falcons” in Valley-wide Junior Athletic Leagues.

“… At the Middle School level, there is support and individualized instruction for all types of learners.” Mastery of basic subjects is essential at the Middle School level, and there is support and individualized instruction for all types of learners. The Middle School Mentoring program is staffed by retired teachers and business professionals from the community, and special honors classes are available for gifted students. The PTO coordinates the “people-power” for the Homework Lab, providing personalized coaching to assure the academic success of all students.

McDowell Mountain Elementary School McDowell Mountain Elementary School (MMES) is home to kids from full-day Kindergarten through the third grade. Careful teacher training and small class size allows teachers to give personalized attention to each child’s learning style and his or her readiness for new material. MMES is a model learning environment. Its art-infused curriculum is evident in colorful student art work lining the hallways. Natural light streams into the library where community volunteers guide students as they perfect their reading and research skills. McDowell Mountain’s principal, Valerie Dehombreaux, proudly notes, “Parental and community involvement enriches the school experience for our kids.”

“Parental and Community involvement enriches the school experience for our kids” Student at McDowell Mountain Elementary School develop learning strategies that encourage the joy of discovery, patience while gaining mastery, and the ability to accept new challenges without fear of failure.

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