Learning Foundation
“Back to Basics”

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

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LFPA Families,

A heartfelt thank you goes out from administration and staff for your support as we strive to provide the best and safest learning environment for our students. We continue to watch the metrics regarding the health of our community and the positive direction the data seems to be trending towards. For this reason we have returned to  full in-person learning and we are so happy to have our students in class for an exciting year.

We will continue to do our best to provide a safe environment for students and staff by following all protocols set forth by our District Office and the Maricopa County Health Department. Included are some of the protocols for in-person learning:

  • Mandatory masks or face shields: All students and staff will be required to wear masks or shields when they are unable to appropriately keep adequate distance between themselves and others. While masks are preferred, face shields provide a reasonable alternative for students who are unable to wear masks for an extended period of time.

  • We will continue a low-contact/no-contact environment wherever possible, including limiting or eliminating the need for students to turn in or share papers and other supplies during class.

  • Lunch: Students will be lined up and seated with social distancing as a top priority along with hand washing.

  • Contact tracing  to allow Learning Foundation to identify potential close contact occurrences during a given time frame. Parents and staff will be notified of any potential contact with someone who tests positive for the virus so they can test and quarantine if needed

In the event of a community health setback we will return to utilizing the hybrid model or in an extreme circumstance return to remote learning.

Thank you,

Please open the links below for more information on safety protocols. We look forward to welcoming former and new students for an exciting new year.

District Distance Learning Plan

CAFA Inc. District Mitigation Plan

Face Covering Policy

At 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.