Local parents, students and community volunteers love Gladden Farms Elementary School. Go Bobcats! It’s truly the heart of our community. It’s where parents, volunteers and students form friendships that last well beyond graduation. Best of all, it’s where administrators, teachers and staff bring their “A Game” to work daily to prepare students for long-term success in college, careers and life.
Great reasons to love Gladden Farms Elementary School:
#1: Excellent programs
This centrally located school offers pre-school, full-day FREE kindergarten, before-and-after school care, gifted and special education, and online distance learning. And that’s not all. Gladden Farms Elementary also has a full-time master-level school counselor and health services.
#2: A rigorous and engaging curriculum
Gladden Farms Elementary offers an inspiring and enriching computer science immersion curriculum within a state-of-the-art learning environment. Students have fun with their coding, robotics and computer science game lessons that seamlessly weave in English, arts, math, science and social studies content.
#3: Kindness counts
Students at Gladden Farms Elementary participate in kindness activities and assemblies throughout the year. A daily reminder of the school’s kindness emphasis is the Ben’s Bells “Be Kind” mosaic campus mural. The school also promotes a positive school climate through its Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) program, which teaches students respect, responsibility and accountability at an early age.
Other school-wide initiatives include the Peaceful Playground and Healthy Play programs. The campus even features a Peace Garden!
#4: Free, full-day kindergarten
It bears mentioning again that Gladden Farms Elementary School provides FREE full-day kindergarten. It’s a priority because of its impact on future academic success. The kindergarten program focuses on cognitive, social, emotional and physical areas of a child’s development.
#5: Part of a fantastic school district
Last but not least, Gladden Farms Elementary is within the award-winning Marana Unified School District (MUSD), serving over 12,500 students within 18 exceptional schools throughout our region. MUSD provides students with high-quality, comprehensive learning experiences in safe, innovative and advanced learning environments.