Miles-Exploratory Learning Center
#420 Best Public Elementary Schools in Arizona
- Tucson Unified School District, AZ
- PK, K-8
Parent: This school is fantastic! It's a TUSD neighborhood school, but it's also a "Parent's Choice" school so you can enter a lottery to have your out-of-district child placed here.
Teachers here are SO caring. There is a large group at this school with hearing impairments, so sign language is used throughout the school. This means everyone learns sign language! It also means they are trained to deal with "differences" in the students. They understand different behavior and don't make kids feel like they are doing something wrong when they need to do something else to be able to pay attention.
Parents are very involved at this school, in fact a large number work at the nearby University of Arizona, so there is an emphasis on the importance of education.
Classes are organized by 3-year cohorts: K,1,2 are together, 3,4,5 are together: nice for consistency and expectations. The middle schoolers 6-8 are organized into 4 groups like Hogwarts - there's even a sorting ceremony on the first day.
- 312 Students
- 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
The Gregory School
- Private School
- Tucson, AZ
Parent: My son just started his fifth year at The Gregory School, and I cannot say enough good things about the school. Because of the small classes, opportunities to explore interests, and teachers willing to work individually with students, he is thriving. He has multiple favorite classes and teachers, and looks forward to going to school. As a parent, I am so grateful for all that The Gregory School offers!
- 330 Students
- 10:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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