Gladden Farms Elementary School

Go Bobcats!

We are extremely proud of the Gladden Farms Elementary School — go Bobcats! The school is centrally located and offers pre-school, full-day FREE kindergarten, before-and-after school care, gifted and special education, and has a full-time master-level school counselor and health services. It also offers online distance learning. The Gladden Farms Elementary School is in the Marana Unified School District and represents the district’s commitment to inspired learning that prepares young people for career success.


Inspired, hands-on learning

Gladden Farms Elementary is known for its hands-on computer science immersion experiences taught in state-of-the-art learning environments, such as Space AR/VR and science labs, a Makerspace and outdoor learning areas. Teachers integrate coding, Lego robotics, and computer science game creation with curriculum content in English language arts, math, science and social studies to create an engaging, interactive and fun learning environment.

By the numbers

The Marana Unified School District at a glance


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Athletics & Recreation

Competitive & recreational sports

Whether you are a youngster or young at heart, there are lots of great competitive and recreational sports opportunities in and around Marana including Marana Youth Sports programs, the Arizona National Youth Sports League, Marana Broncos Youth Football and Cheer program, Little League and Marana Parks and Recreation flag football teams. The town of Marana also hosts adult softball leagues and Sportspark Tucson has adult softball, flag football and sand volleyball leagues. And there are numerous walking, hiking, cycling and horseback clubs nearby.


A hometown to love

Marana, Arizona is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. It’s no wonder. Marana is surrounded by scenic beauty, the public schools are top performing, there are outstanding private schools and Marana’s growth has attracted national retailers, exclusive boutiques and great dining. The opportunities for fun and recreation at nearby city, national and state parks, events, sports facilities are endless.

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“Strong relationships and a collaborative school culture are the pillars for achievement and growth.”

Ms. Persaud, School Principal

“Gladden Farms has high expectations for all learners and supports student learning through modern and innovative classrooms and curriculum.”

Ms. Weber, School Teacher

Gladden Farms Elementary School

11745 W. Gladden Farms Drive, Marana, AZ 85653
(520) 682-1180

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Distance Learning

Tuition-free, individualized online learning

The Marana Unified School District offers free distance learning featuring a rigorous curriculum, certified instructors and cutting-edge technology.