Why is Zaharis Elementary so COOL?

Out here in the Arizona heat, and in an educational climate of high-stakes testing, learning at Zaharis is still fun. Kids, teachers, and community members love coming to school. Our teachers are united in their commitment to providing learning experiences that matter. When things heat up, we stick to our beliefs and do what is best for children. And that’s what makes us COOL.


Here's what's happening around Zaharis:


Every student at Zaharis participated in the worldwide Hour of Code! What a fantastic opportunity to discover, create, and dive into technology!


Second grade students used the engineering process to plan and construct walls using real stones and mortar. Watch their Materials Engineering Design Challenge!


The new STEAM Lab is up and running and students are having great experiences with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Catch a glimpse at just how fun and meaningful our special classes are at Zaharis.


naturetrailOur sixth graders collaborated to plan, design, and construct a Nature Trail complete with desert plant and animal identification, a bridge, and a mural. Watch them explain what went into the extensive project!

With a partnership between MiracleGro, the City of Mesa, and Zaharis Elementary School, the new park next to Zaharis will be a great place for families in northeast Mesa.

Third graders at Zaharis experienced what it was like to be immigrants in an Ellis Island Simulation.

Our sixth graders feel prepared to move on to junior high. They told channel 12 all about it!

Actor Jeff Bridges visited Zaharis to recognize the good work our students do with their Lemonade Stand!
What a lasting impression!

Parent & Child Magazine named Zaharis one of the coolest schools in America. Read more here!

Our students were featured on Channel 12 News! See them in action!

Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Breeja Larson visited our school! Check it out!