We offer sincerest appreciation for the patience and persistence demonstrated by the families and faculty of our  school during these difficult times.  The district and school offices will continue to be open throughout the summer months.  The 2020-2021 school year begins August 6th and we look forward to welcoming former and new students for an exciting new year.

The health and well-being of our students and staff continues to be a top priority.  There have been no known cases of COVID-19 in our schools, but we will continue to pro-actively plan for all possible scenarios while our teachers are working to help students and parents with continued learning.

We are monitoring the Coronavirus, COVID19, situation and will continue to work directly with state and local public health officials to stay updated regarding health advisories and to take all cautionary measures. We ensure our parents and students that all Learning Foundation schools will be completely sanitized when school resumes and in addition to our existing health and safety protocols, we will implement the following procedures:

  • Ensure that students and staff who are ill, especially with respiratory symptoms, stay at home

  • Ensure routine cleaning and disinfecting is happening in all areas of the building even after the schools have been sanitized.

  • Ensure that hand sanitizer, soap, paper towels, and facial tissues are widely available in school facilities

  • Remind students and staff to cover their coughs and sneezes with a facial tissue or elbow (not in hands)

  • Place signage and reminders for personal hygiene throughout the school for students and staff

Additional Health Tips:  

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean your hands.

Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and understanding during this unprecedented time.

Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa

Looking for the best school for  your child?   Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa, home of the Knights, is a small school that is making a BIG difference in educating and elevating every single student!

We are pleased to announce  we have earned an “A” rating for 2019 from the Arizona Department of Education. A huge congratulations to all of our faculty, students, and parents for the hard work! At LFPA we are dedicated to ensuring our students receive a high quality education. Our outstanding rating shows that brick and mortar don’t make a school; people with great relationships and dedication to hard work make a school successful!

What makes us different?

  • Small school / Family atmosphere with less than 300 students
  • Serving students in grades K-8
  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • A variety of performing arts classes incorporated right into regular school day
  • Rigorous and engaging curriculum
  • School Uniforms
  • FREE Before / After Care program *registration fee applies
  • Character Program
  • Half-days every Friday
  • HQ Passionate teachers and Leadership
  • After school Enrichment Clubs
  • Engaging Field Trips
  • Minimal Homework Policy- because quality family time matters!
  • Knights Walk Weeks

Kindergarten through 8th Grade

5761 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ
School Hours: 8:30 – 3:35

Early Release: 8:30 – 1:05

LFPA Alta Mesa is an accredited, Character Counts School

Welcome to LFPA Alta Mesa.

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As the director of Alta Mesa I am thrilled to be working within a school environment that really has the feel of “community.” I feel privileged to lead such a dynamic community where family members are visible, as well as having teachers and staff that cultivate an environment where students believe in themselves and it shows through their actions.  As we progress through the school year, your input, feedback, and support will be critical to my leadership, the teaching and learning environment, and most importantly the success of your child in school.

At Alta Mesa we are always aiming to improve academic outcomes and constantly encourage our students to work to potential. In order for us to see the best results we need the help and support of our families. Below is a list of things you can do to help make sure your child comes to school prepared to do his/her best every single day:

  • Send your child to school every day on time.

  • Make sure your child gets eight hours sleep each night.

  • Establish a routine for studying. Give your child a quiet corner to read and regular time to do homework.

  • Keep in touch with your child’s teacher via e-mail, telephone, notes, or letters

  • Attend school-wide events, classroom events, and conferences

Learning Foundation and Performing Arts vision is to become a leader in education by inspiring learners to own their future.

The mission of LFPA is to provide a rigorous academic and performing arts environment that sets high expectations and motivates students to be successful.

We value all students as unique individuals who have the capacity to learn and succeed. We believe in an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity.

All students have access to core subject teachers and paraprofessionals that are highly qualified and meet NCLB/ESEA requirements and the Arizona Department of Education plan for highly qualified teachers.

We approach academic instruction through a model known as direct instruction combined with a strategy known as project-based learning. We believe this combination will ensure the instructional strength required to help us reach our vision.

Our academic curriculum is research based and fully mapped to align with articulated state standards. In addition to content area academics, performing and fine arts are automatically a part of the student’s school day. Fine arts teachers use the National Standards for Arts Education. Our teachers reinforce the connections between literature, literacy and literary when teaching fine arts courses.

We see fine arts as an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity. Studies indicate that students who have arts integrated in their classroom curriculum out-perform students who didn’t have an arts-integrated curriculum. Student test scores in all grade levels prove this to be the case at LFPA. We’ve also observed that students who work together in performing arts programs develop a more unified attitude with each other

Teachers and staff regularly communicate student progress and education strategies with parents through telephone calls, progress reports, parent conferences, newsletters and Internet connections. LFPA has a parent volunteer program that encourages parents to volunteer in classrooms, at field trips, fine arts performances and any area where extra help and support is beneficial. All stakeholders are invited to join and/or participate in meetings, support extra curricular activities and attend all performing arts and athletic events.

I invite you to visit our school, take a tour and allow us to provide your child with the best in education.

Best Regards

Nikki Triggs-Valle

LFPA Values . . .

  • all students as unique individuals who have the capacity to learn and succeed
  • a faculty and staff as integral elements to student success
  • a diverse community and a respect for differences in culture, intellect, gender, age, and physical ability
  • accountability among students and staff
  • performing arts and extracurricular activities as experiences that prepare students for life in the real world
  • an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity
  • a small, safe, and nurturing environment for the LFPA community

 Please browse through our web site to find out more about our schools.  We encourage you to contact us at the district or any of our schools with any questions or to tour a school.

Below are just a few of the concepts that ensure the success of our students.

  • Using best practices with student-centered, personalized learning and innovative instructional techniques.

  • A data driven student intervention program.

  • A program of consistent supplemental tutoring.

  • An integrated, student-centered, rich and challenging curriculum.

  • Well-rounded programs in art, theater, dance, and musical instruments.

  • Physical education and athletics programs .

  • Opportunities for families to be an integral part of their student’s educational experience.

  • A caring and nurturing environment in which students and staff work in partnership to develop skills for lifelong learning.