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July 10, 2024

New Faculty Travel from Afar to NFO

Day three of the Great Hearts Arizona New Faculty Orientation (NFO) marks the end of the overall orientation phase and the beginning of New Faculty Training (NFT). Over the next couple of weeks, new faculty will undergo in-depth training specific to their roles, including academy and grade-level-specific training. Read more about day one of NFO... Read More »

July 9, 2024

NFO Part Two – Return of the Alumnus

It is day two of the New Faculty Orientation (NFO) for Great Hearts Arizona academies. NFO is designed for new hires to gain a deeper understanding of Great Hearts as an organization while also preparing them for the upcoming school year. Read more about day one at While many of the attendees have done... Read More »

July 8, 2024

First Day for New Faculty

While our Great Hearts Arizona scholars are still enjoying summer break for the next month or so, new staff at Great Hearts returned to school today for New Faculty Orientation (NFO). New teachers, faculty, and support staff from academies throughout the Valley, filled with excitement and anticipation, began their exciting new careers with Great Hearts... Read More »

July 3, 2024

Memories Created at Great Hearts Summer Camps

This year’s Great Hearts Arizona Summer Camps, which ran from June 3rd to June 28th, were a huge success. Hosted at Great Hearts Archway (Grades K-5) academies across the Valley, the camps and kinder readiness programs served an average of 800 scholars per week, totaling over 1,240 scholars throughout the summer. This marks one of... Read More »

July 1, 2024

Mr. Demerest-Smith Goes to Washington

Brighton Demerest-Smith, a studio art teacher and fine arts master teacher at Cicero Preparatory Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona, undertook an incredible summer opportunity that led him across the country to Washington, D.C. As part of his extensive research on the artist Agnes Pelton, Demerest-Smith was granted access to invaluable resources, an experience that is sure... Read More »