As a parent, you want your child to have the best chance at success, no matter their age. For that reason, we’ve developed this list of the best schools Prescott and Prescott Valley have to offer.  

In this article we’ll cover Prescott, Arizona’s charter schools and a public elementary school. In part two, we’ll talk about the best local high schools, colleges, and universities in Prescott.  

Let’s get started! 

They teach subjects that many schools don’t offer, including economics, linguistics, engineering, classics, and Mandarin.

Elementary and Middle Schools in Prescott

The best schools can fan the spark of curiosity in children into a flame, creating a voracious love of reading and lifelong learning. See below for our list of Prescott area elementary and middle schools that do just that.

Prescott BASIS 

Prescott BASIS Charter Schools are at 1901 Prescott Lakes Parkway. They offer top-notch learning for students from kindergarten to high school, encouraging students to push themselves, ask questions and seek help.  

The goal of Prescott BASIS is to get students to think hard about what connects the subjects they learn. The charter teaches subjects that many US schools don’t offer, including economics, linguistics, engineering, classics, and Mandarin. All BASIS courses are built to prepare students to excel in AP courses.  

Here are some of the school’s highlights:

  • One National Hispanic Scholar
  • National Merit Commended Scholar
  • Perfect ACT score
  • 2 2018 graduates are college athletes and received soccer scholarships
  • US Presidential Scholars Program Candidate
  • And more

Lake Valley Elementary School

Lake Valley is an HUSD public elementary school at 3900 North Starlight Drive in Prescott Valley.  It goes from kindergarten to 6th grade and offers ELD, music, physical education, a gifted program, and resource classes.  

This Title I public school is highly rated on GreatSchools, with a score of 6/10 and a user rating of 4 out of 4 stars.  Their goal is to leave students inspired by providing a nurturing, safe place for them to be educated.

At Lake Valley, teachers and staff want children to come away from the school prepared, innovative, and dedicated, and they believe that strong parental involvement is critical to the process. 

Acorn Montessori School 

Acorn Montessori is a free charter school that was established in 2001.

The school teaches students from kindergarten to the end of 8th grade. Their mission is to serve the needs of the whole child by linking outstanding education while teaching a respectful way of life. The Montessori Method fosters an appreciation for knowledge, learning, and humanity.  

Acorn Montessori is an A-rated, state-approved charter school that participates in the National School Lunch Program which provides students with free home-style meals for breakfast and lunch.  

Acorn offers before-school enrichment to busy families for a nominal fee, in addition to free tutoring every Tuesday morning.

Extracurricular activities offered at Acorn Montessori include:

  • Physical education
  • Spanish
  • Chorus
  • Mentorship program
  • Computer club
  • Gardening green thumbs
  • And more

Want Your Kids in the Best Schools? Try Prescott!

The Prescott area is full of schools that will enrich your childrens’ minds and nurture a deep, lifelong love of learning. Whether you prefer to take your kids to a charter school or a public school, we’ve got something for you.

Want to supplement your child’s learning? Take them to the Sharlot Hall Museum to check out some of the coolest historic buildings in Prescott. If you want to make it an all-day activity, take them to the park afterward and then visit one of the fantastic restaurants in the area. There’s so much to do in Prescott, the possibilities are endless.  

Try Prescott – you and your kids will love it! 

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