Highland Arts Elementary Goes Beyond the Basics
An Arts Integration school incorporating aesthetic education

Gala stage Panoramic

Panoramic picture of stage

Highland Arts Gala was a blast! see https://twitter.com/mpsaz for more and view Mr. Schuller's Video >

Aesthetic Education Perspective

Highland staff emphasize an aesthetic education approach to complement our STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This allows us to round out our program and create a STEAM environment (A being Arts).

Following our Lincoln Center Education Training in beginning inJuly of 2014 and continuing in 2017, teachers develop and implement arts integration lessons tied directly to English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science Standards.

Highland Teachers are trained in Engineering is Elementary, making our school unique in the district for approaching both engineering and arts education in a blended environment. We have also added in a Robotics and STEAM after school club.


Christy Cuddy, Principal

School Hours

M, T, TH, F- 8:25- 2:55

W- 8:25- 1.55

Important Numbers

Main office (480) 472-7600

Attendance (480) 472-7661

Health Office (480) 472-7602

FAX Number (480) 472-7606

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Our fifth and sixth graders did an awesome job on the fall 2016 play. See Highland Images for many more play pictures.

A+ Highland Students and Staff

Students and Staff gathered to create this image of what makes Highland special!

Third grade wax museum

third graders celebrate day 100

Third grade students and teachers turn 100 years old! See Highland Images for more!

K-2 Parent Math night at Highland

Parent Math Night at Highland

Parents got hands on training in their students' math curriculum

Our Spelling Bee winner

Gordon B. the spelling bee winner

6th Grader Gordon B. will move on to the Regional Spelling Bee at Laird School in Tempe on February 25, 2017. Come out and support him!

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Community Enrichment Programs

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Highland Images 2016-17

Title One Program

Highland Arts Gala Video

See Mr Schuller's
Fabulous Video

EdTV gala Video

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PTO Update

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AZ Merit update

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General Information
and Resoures

Breakfast at Highland!

$1.25 daily 7:55-8:15 am
no charge for free/reduced lunch students

Lunch Menu

Lunch costs $1.95
Reduced Lunch costs $0.40

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MPS Library Resources

Data Bases, e-books
and much more!

Do your homework AZ.org

Provides standards based
help for parents helping students

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Childsplay comes to Highland Arts

Picture of play at Highland Arts

the Grumpiest Boy paid a visit to Highland Arts for K-3 students

Spring after school enrichment

Rm. 20 - Young Rembrandts drawing, Thursday, 3-4p, Feb. 2 - May 4

Math Challenge Team

Math challenge team with awards

Highland 6th grade math challenge team brings home the awards!