The choices are yours

Welcome to Mesa Public Schools. There's no better place to learn! MPS is an award-winning district with high academic expectations.

MPS Strategic Plan

Mesa Public Schools Strategic Plan

The strategic plan, Charting Excellence, details the guiding philosophies, priorities and goals for Mesa Public Schools.

Program highlights

Our district is nationally recognized for excellence in teaching and support services, and for student achievement in academics, sports, creative and performing arts, and career and technical programs.

Erik Von Burg

Mesa's Erik Von Burg
Arizona Elementary Science Teacher of the Year 

We offer many options for students in preschool through 12th grade. MPS is a leader in providing outstanding K-12 comprehensive programs at all of our neighborhood schools and an exciting variety of educational choices for families. 


  • Prekindergarten
  • Pre-K Plus (extended hours available)
  • First Things First
  • Child Development Centers (extended hours available)
  • Head Start
  • Mesa Early Learning Preschool
  • Special Education Preschool
  • Mesa Distance Learning Program


  • All-Day Kindergarten (half-days available)
  • Young-Learner Kindergarten options 
  • Montessori 
  • Mesa Distance Learning
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Kids Corner (before- and after-school childcare)


  • Gifted and Talented
  • Montessori
  • Benjamin Franklin (back-to-basics) Schools
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Mesa Distance Learning
  • Eagleridge Enrichment (homeschool resources and support services)
  • Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies
  • Engineering is Elementary
  • Award-winning Flight Centers and Space Integration Modules
  • Kids Corner (before- and after-school care)


  • STEM and Scholastic Diplomas
  • Gifted and Talented
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Mesa Distance Learning
  • Biotechnology Academy (and biotechnology classes districtwide)
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Block scheduling
  • Flexible scheduling 
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Athletics and Youth Sports

Adult Education

  • Parent University
  • General Education Development
  • GED to MCC (General Education Development to Mesa Community College)
  • Family Literacy
  • English Language Acquisition
  • Adult Basic Education
  • English Language Civics

Getting started in MPS

There are several things to consider when you choose a school. To find your neighborhood school, use our maps and locator. If you are interested in a school outside your attendance area, you may submit an open enrollment request at the campus of your choice.

Register your child at the school office. Bring the student’s certified birth certificate with a state seal, immunization record and proof of residency.

We value parent involvement and support. We look forward to working with you and your child to make the most of our programs and services. For information, please contact us, or see the frequently asked questions online.