Santa Cruz Catholic School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy, operates on the belief that excellent school culture and rigorous academics have the power to transform children’s lives. Students and teachers alike are held to high standards and provided with the support and resources necessary to meet those expectations. Our school community strives to develop the spiritual, academic, physical, cognitive, social, emotional and creative needs of every student. To meet these needs, a developmentally appropriate curriculum has been developed for all students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. This curriculum is driven by the Common Core and Diocesan standards, with the data-driven decisions supported by our partnership with University of Notre Dame.
Santa Cruz employs a team of dedicated, enthusiastic, learned, kind, and moral educators. From Early Childhood to the eighth grade, the faculty is devoted to the well-being and success of every student. All members of the faculty hold Bachelor’s Degrees, and several hold Master’s Degrees. All faculty members are certified in the State of Arizona to teach in their assigned instructional areas. They have been trained in the most current educational trends, and have the experience to implement the best practices in the classroom settings.
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