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Welcome to Chandler Preparatory Academy

Dear Prospective Students, Families, and the Chandler Community, 

Welcome to Chandler Preparatory Academy, a distinguished institution in the Great Hearts Academies network, located in the thriving city of Chandler, Arizona. As a state-chartered, tuition-free public school, we are committed to delivering a comprehensive liberal arts education, grounded in the rich traditions of Western Civilization. Our academy offers the pinnacle of a college preparatory experience, marked by a dynamic and rigorous curriculum that prepares students for success in higher education and beyond. 

At Chandler Prep, we believe in the transformative power of a classical education. Our curriculum is a tapestry of the liberal arts and sciences, designed to challenge and inspire our students in grades 6-12. We are dedicated to nurturing each student’s innate potential, fostering intellectual growth, and developing moral virtues. Our approach is encapsulated by our Latin motto: Verum, Pulchrum, Bonum – Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. 

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Begin your journey into the heart of classical education with just a click. Watch a virtual tour of Chandler Prep where we foster virtuous scholars and deep thinkers. Witness firsthand how our teachers inspire a passion for lifelong learning, logic, and moral integrity. This isn't merely a tour of our school; it's a gateway to becoming part of a community dedicated to academic excellence and living the values of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Discover the unique spirit of Great Hearts—where every lesson shapes well-rounded, virtuous citizens.

Our middle school program provides a strong foundation in classical learning, where students begin to engage with the greatest works and ideas of Western thought. This stage of education is crucial in shaping the intellectual and character development of our students. Our curriculum includes in-depth studies in literature, mathematics, science, history, and languages, all designed to cultivate critical thinking, articulate expression, and a love for learning. 

As students transition to high school, the curriculum becomes increasingly rigorous. Our high school program is tailored to challenge and prepare students for the academic demands of college. We delve deeper into the study of classical literature, advanced mathematics, comprehensive sciences, and detailed historical analysis. Beyond academics, we emphasize the development of ethical reasoning, intellectual curiosity, and the capacity for self-reflection – qualities essential for success in college and life. 

At Chandler Prep, our dedicated faculty are at the heart of our academic community. They are not only educators but also mentors who model a love of learning and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence. Our teachers are deeply invested in the success of each student, providing a supportive and engaging learning environment that encourages students to reach their full potential. 

Located in Chandler, Arizona, our school benefits from the rich cultural and educational landscape of the Metro Phoenix area. This vibrant setting enhances the educational experience of our students, providing them with a broader perspective and a deeper understanding of the diverse world they inhabit. We encourage our students to engage with the community, apply their learning in real-world contexts, and develop a keen awareness of their role as responsible citizens. 

As a tuition-free institution, Chandler Preparatory Academy is committed to making this exceptional educational experience accessible to all families. We believe in the power of a classical education to transform lives, and we are dedicated to providing this opportunity to every child. Our commitment to inclusivity and diversity enriches our school community, bringing together students from various backgrounds to learn from and with each other. 

We invite you to explore Chandler 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, engage with our faculty, and experience the enriching environment that we offer. 

Chandler 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 Chandler 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, 

The signature of John-Paul F. Poppleton, Headmaster

John-Paul F. Poppleton,

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