Kyrene de los Cerritos Leadership Academy

Kyrene de los Cerritos Leadership Academy

(480) 541-2200
(480) 541-2210 fax
(480) 541-2201 attendance
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  • Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School, A Leadership Academy service students in preschool and grades K-5 in the Ahwatukee Foothills Community.  Since opening our doors in August of 1994, we have continually strived to be one of the premier schools in the Kyrene School District.  Our administration, faculty, students and parents are second to none. 
    Our school has a wonderful "school climate" that is very conducive to learning.  At our school, all K-5 students will lead their own learning through ongoing progress checks, data notebooks, and developing effective habits in their lives to positively impact learning. 
    Prospective families interested in a school tour should contact the Cerritos office at 480-541-2200 to schedule an appointment.
    Cerritos' Amazing Honors: 
    * We are an Arizona Education Foundation A+ School of Excellence.
    * We were named the 27th Leader in Me "Lighthouse School" in the world in 2012. 
    * We are one of two schools in the district to be a Playworks School- Power of play to bring out the best in every kid!
    * We became an Ashoka Changemaker School in 2014.

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Headlines & Latest News

  • Stay Connected at Cerritos!

    Print this communication card as a quick reminder of 6 ways to stay connected at Cerritos. Never miss important news, updates, and events with our website, Facebook, Pinterest, email and text messages!

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  • Kindergarten Welcome Event

    Cerritos would like to invite families with Kindergartners to a special Welcome event at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1st. Each class of Kindergarten families will meet their teacher, tour the school, learn and practice first day procedures, and enjoy a dinner reception. At 5:30 p.m. families are welcome to enjoy the regular Meet the Teacher Night activities.

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  • Maker Space Monday- July 24

    We are excited to announce the launch of a Maker Space room for our students! We want to embrace the creativity of children by offering them a room filled with objects that provide purposeful play, innovation, and collaboration! Teachers will facilitate students’ thinking, designing and learning as they work through hands-on activities that are often their own ideas. Students will be making connections between all content areas including math, reading, Science, Art, technology and more! Maker Spaces are proven to increase student interest and engagement! This has been a vision for Cerritos for quite some time. We are now able to move from an idea to a creation! But we need you! Join us Monday, July 24th between 8:00am and 5:00pm to help us prepare the room for the first day.

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  • Great News...Cerritos is an A+ School of Excellence™!

    With great pride, Mrs. Darcy DiCosmo would like ot announce that our school, Kyrene de los Cerritos, has been recognized once again as an Arizona Education Foundation A+ School of Excellence™. Take a look at more information about this exciting news.

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  • Celebrating 10 years of Leadership at Cerritos

    Congratulations to Mrs. DiCosmo for celebrating 10 years of Leadership at Cerritos. Please open to read about Mrs. DiCosmo's journey and accomplishments.

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  • Congratulations Ms. Makela!

    Ms. Makela was selected to be a presenter for

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  • What does it mean to be a Lighthouse School?

    At our school Leadership is a LIFESTYLE, not a lesson! In 2012, we were recognized as the 27th school, worldwide, with the honor of being a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Our students discover and practice a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". In our school, EVERY child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader!

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  • Our PTO models "Leadership" at Cerritos

    Read about the 2016-2017 Cerritos PTO and how they contribute to the Leadership culture at Cerritos! The PTO sponsors fundraisers and events throughout the school year for the students and staff at Cerritos. Activities are all volunteer-run and they operate on a budget developed through their fundraising efforts. The PTO Executive Board consists of 12 parent-filled positions and there are hundreds of committee volunteers.

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  • There's No Room @ Cerritos for Bullying!!!!

    We've checked and bullying is NOT welcome here!!

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  • "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest

    Visit the Cerritos Facebook Page and Pinterest Page for Additional Information!!

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