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Welcome to Great Hearts Cicero Prep, Serving Grades 6-12

Cicero Prep  

  

Dear Prospective Students, Families, and Esteemed Members of the Central Scottsdale Community, 

Welcome to Cicero Preparatory Academy, an integral member of the Great Hearts Academies network, nestled in the vibrant heart of Central Scottsdale, Arizona. As a tuition-free, public charter school, we take pride in offering an outstanding college preparatory education that aligns with the highest standards of the finest independent private schools. At Cicero Prep, we are dedicated to nurturing each student’s innate potential, providing an environment where young minds are not only academically challenged but also morally and philosophically enriched. 

Our academy stands as a beacon of classical education in the metropolitan Phoenix area, offering a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum to middle and high school students. We believe in the transformative power of a classical education, one that transcends the boundaries of traditional learning and fosters a profound understanding of Western Civilization. Our curriculum is a harmonious blend of liberal arts and sciences, designed to challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to explore the principles of our Latin motto: Verum, Pulchrum, Bonum – Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. 

At Cicero Prep, education is a journey that shapes the whole person. Our middle school program lays the foundation for this journey, introducing students to a broad array of subjects, including literature, mathematics, science, history, and languages. This early exposure to diverse disciplines is crucial in preparing our students for the more advanced, honors-level studies of our high school program. 

In high school, our students engage in a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares them for the demands of higher education and beyond. They delve deeper into classical literature, advanced mathematics, comprehensive sciences, and in-depth historical studies. We emphasize the development of critical thinking, articulate expression, and ethical reasoning – skills that are indispensable for success in college and in life. 

Our exceptional faculty, experts in their respective fields, are not just educators; they are mentors who are deeply committed to the intellectual and moral growth of our students. They inspire a love of learning, a commitment to excellence, and a desire to lead a virtuous life. Our teachers foster an environment where students are encouraged to question, explore, and understand the world around them, cultivating a lifelong passion for learning. 

Located in the heart of Central Scottsdale, our school benefits from the richness and diversity of our community. This unique setting allows us to offer an educational experience that is not only academically rigorous but also culturally enriching. Our students learn in an environment that values diversity, fosters inclusivity, and promotes respect for all individuals. 

As a tuition-free institution, we are committed to making this exceptional educational experience accessible to all families. We believe that every child deserves a high-quality education that prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of the future. This commitment to accessibility and excellence is a cornerstone of our philosophy, ensuring that our doors are open to all who seek a transformative education. 

We warmly invite you to explore Cicero Preparatory Academy, to learn more about our unique approach to education, and to discover the vibrant community that makes our school a special place. We encourage you to visit our campus, meet our passionate educators, and experience the enriching environment that we offer. 

Cicero Preparatory Academy is more than just a school; it is a community where intellectual curiosity, moral virtue, and academic excellence are nurtured and celebrated. We are excited about the possibility of welcoming you to our family and embarking together on this enriching educational journey. 

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the exceptional experience that Cicero Preparatory Academy offers. Join us as we continue to shape not only scholars but also virtuous citizens and future leaders of our world. 

With warmest regards, 

Christa Reichert,
Headmaster

 

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