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

  • Picture Day is Friday, August 25th

    Smile and dress for success! School pictures will be taken on Friday, August 28th. No money is needed on picture day. School pics uses a proof program which allows you to view several proofs of your child before you purchase. School Pics will send home proofs and ordering information approximately 2 weeks AFTER picture day. All students will be photographed for the yearbook on this day.

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  • Be a Beacon Direct Donation Drive

    The PTO has kicked off their yearly fundraiser and is asking for your generous support during this month-long effort so we can invest in our school and kids! Read important information here about different ways to donate and student prizes.

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  • Solar Eclipse Information

    Reading an important message from Mrs. DiCosmo regarding the Solar Eclipse event on Monday, August 21st.

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  • Order Cerritos Spirit Wear!

    The Cerritos PTO is selling spirit wear shirts. The inventory has been pre-ordered and they will fulfill shirts in the order they're received. Please be advised it is possible they may run out of sizes. Any remaining inventory will be sold at school events. Questions? Email

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  • Cerritos Welcome Guide

    Are you new to Cerritos this year and have questions about everything? Check out the Cerritos Welcome Guide. This is an additional supplement to the Kyrene Family Handbook that is tailored to Cerritos. This is a great refresher for all Cerritos families as well.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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