• Imagine the Possibilities: Designing a School of the Future

    Kyrene School District is committed to providing engaging, challenging educational environments which promote and inspire passion for learning, leading, and achieving. The District is launching a new program that reimagines the standard classroom structure by combining innovative practices in learning environments, methods, and staffing. 

    The program will be open to 120 students entering 3rd and 4th grades and will be housed in a small section of Kyrene de las Manitas during the prototype years. The learning space will be open and dynamic, equipped with furniture designed for flexibility and collaboration. 

    The staffing model includes three full-time certified teachers as well as a team of instructional assistants, teaching interns, and content-area experts. These experts include professionals in the Kyrene community, such as engineers, who volunteer their time to supplement the lessons designed by the teachers. The goal of this model is to surround students with more educators, to serve their needs on multiple levels. 

    The proposal is the culmination of two years of effort that involved more than 100 Kyrene stakeholders participating in a design process facilitated by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Community input and participation is an important part of the process that is just beginning and will continue through the prototype years. 

    How to Enroll

    Applications to submit interest in enrollment will be available on this page beginning February 20.

    Learn More

    Interested families are invited to attend two upcoming informational nights:

    • Wednesday, February 20 – 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    • Monday, March 4 – 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Both informational nights will be held at the Kyrene School District main office, 8700 S. Kyrene Rd., Tempe, AZ. 

    February 7, 2019 Presentation 


  • Why do we need to try something different?

  • The process so far: Participation and Communication

  • Why Kyrene de las Manitas Elementary School?

  • Common Questions

  • Thank you to all of the Kyrene families and community members who have expressed interest in this new prototype school. Please continue to watch for new and expanded information from the Kyrene School District, pending approval from the Kyrene Governing Board.