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February 14, 2024

Dr. Orletsky Will Change Your Mind About Science

Great Hearts teacher, Dr. Darryl Orletsky, will be leading a workshop titled, “Student Misconceptions in a Science Classroom” at the 2024 National Symposium for Classical Education, hosted by the Great Hearts Institute on March 20-22 at the Phoenix Convention Center. With 20 years of experience in teaching, Dr. Orletsky will explain how students enter classrooms with robust notions about how the... Read More »

February 9, 2024

Meet the Mathematical Jodi Folley

Jody Folley stands tall as a pillar of Great Hearts, both literally and figuratively at 6’1”. “I truly enjoy the act of teaching because I love building relationships with my students and being part of their growth process,” said Jody Folley. “I have high expectations for my students, but I get away with it because they... Read More »

February 8, 2024

Maryvale Football Player Scores a Collegiate Milestone for School

Rogelio Albiter, a senior at Maryvale Prep who goes by RJ, signed his Letter of Intent to play football at Ottawa University at the academy’s National Signing Day Ceremony. National Signing Day has traditionally been the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for a collegiate sport... Read More »

February 7, 2024

Empowering Futures: Inside the Great Hearts College Symposium

  Over 500 sophomores, juniors, and parents from the Great Hearts academies throughout Arizona embarked on Scottsdale Prep this past weekend with one thing in common – the desire to gain more information to help with their upcoming college decisions. The participants had the opportunity to meet with representatives from 62 colleges at the 16th Annual Great Hearts College... Read More »

February 6, 2024

Dr. Anika Prather Returns to the Symposium Stage

Dr. Anika Prather will maker her return at the 2024 National Symposium for Classical Education, hosted by the Great Hearts Institute on March 20-22 at the Phoenix Convention Center. In 2022, Dr. Prather presented an enlightening keynote address on “The Black Tradition of Artistic Expression of Classic Literature”. The Symposium is an annual conference that brings scholars, school leaders,... Read More »