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

A+ Highland Students and Staff

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

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Aesthetic Education Perspective

Highland staff is re-emphasizing 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 July of 2014 and 2015, teachers have developed and implemented arts integration lessons tied directly to English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science Standards.

Highland Teachers had already been trained in Engineering in the Elementary Schools, making our school unique in the district for approaching both engineering and arts education in a blended environment.


Wizard of Oz Play

Wizard of Oz play- November 2015

Our fifth and sixth graders did an awesome job on the fall 2015 play. See Highland Images for many more play pictures.

Arizona State Fair Art Entries

Elementary Art entries for AZ State Fair

Mrs. Brereton's Art classes produced these works for the State Fair!

Our Spelling Bee winner

Gordon B. the spelling bee winner

6th Grader Gordon Badgett will move on to the district spelling bee after winning Highland's hotly contested bee on Dec 3!

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Highland Images 2016-17

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Main office (480) 472-7600

Attendance (480) 472-7661

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School Hours

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

W- 8:25- 1.55

Christy Cuddy, Principal

Our New Principal!

picture of new Highland principal

About our new Principal!

Meet Ms. Cuddy


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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. 27 - Elements music keyboarding, Wednesday2:30-3:30Jan. 25 - Mar. 1
Rm. 17 - Young Rembrandts drawing, Thursday, 3-4p, Feb. 2 - May 4, no class 3/16, 4/13
Rm. 18 - Chess club, Friday, 3-4p, Jan. 27-Apr 7, no class 3/10, 3/17