Learning Foundation “Back to Basics”

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Pre-K through 6th Grade

851 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ
480- 834-6202

School Hours:  7:55 – 3:00
Early Release:  7:55 – 12:30


Gov. Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman, jointly announced an extension to the closure of all Arizona public schools to April 10. This is from the press release released by the Governor’s office and Arizona Dept. of Education March 20, 2020.

The health and well-being of our students and staff continues to be a top priority. At this time we plan to resume school Monday, April 13. During this closure we are making every effort to help students with continuing education.

We are monitoring the Coronavirus, COVID19, situation and will continue to work directly with state and local public health officials to stay updated regarding new health advisories and to implement any further necessary measures. At this time, there are still no known cases of COVID-19 in our schools but we will continue to pro-actively plan for all possible scenarios.

We will continue to take cautionary measures and will be sanitizing our schools while the schools are closed. In addition to our existing health and safety protocols in place, we will be implementing the following procedures when school resumes:

  • 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.

Welcome to Learning Foundation “Back to Basics”!
We are honored to have the most intelligent, talented, and creative students who will experience the best of what our outstanding teaching staff has to offer. Our goal is to offer a high-quality instructional environment in which all students will learn and excel academically and socially. The school day is structured to infuse students with a love of learning and to provide them with the academic and character skills necessary to succeed in education and a competitive world. Below are just a few of the attributes that create the educational experience at the Learning Foundation “Back to Basics” school.

Highly-qualified teachers: A primary factor impacting student achievement is teacher quality. We are committed to ensuring there is a talented and caring teacher in every classroom.

A balanced curriculum: An academic curriculum mapped to Department of Education Standards and balanced with Art, Physical Education, Technology and Music.

More time on task: Our School day consist of small group instruction during the day as well as rigorous creative instruction in all content areas.

Support for struggling students: All students will learn — we accept no excuses. Learning Foundation assesses students in the core subjects using a valid and reliable assessment program called Acuity to ensure struggling students will be identified and receive additional academic assistance.

Commitment to character education: All students live by the Learning Foundation Core Values (Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect Teaching and Learning). Our goal is to develop well-rounded students by teaching these character values as explicitly as we teach academics.

Uniform Policy: All students come to school dressed in a blue, red, or white collared shirt with the Learning Foundation logo and navy, tan or black pants, or skirts.

We look forward to creating a school culture committed to excellence and laying the academic and behavioral foundations that will inspire continuous lifetime education for all of our students.


Ms. Aitken
Site Director

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 school.  We encourage you to contact us with any questions or to tour the school.

Below are a few of the fundamentals that define our school.

  • 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 physical education, technology/computers, and musical theater.

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