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For over a quarter of a century, the Reid family and friends have dedicated their lives to providing a superior public education to elementary students. In 1995, concerned about the public school system, they worked to create a challenging, respectful learning environment for their own children. Since then, thousands of children have benefited from the hard work and focused vision of these parents. We invite your family to participate in the vision with your students at Valley Academy or Painted Rock Academy. Our schools offer enrollment to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, and we offer a private preschool for four-year-old children.

Our office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and we are closed June 29 to July 3.


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Our Achievements

Valley Academy Is a

Blue Ribbon School

Reid Traditional Schools was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2014. The award was given in honor of Valley Academy being an “exemplary high performing school.” Only four Arizona schools received the award that year, and Valley Academy was the only charter school to do so. Mrs. Victoria Wilber, RTS Valley Academy Principal says, “This is one of the most prestigious awards a school can attain, and I am so proud of our dedicated, talented teachers and smart, hard-working students.” Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy was one of the first charter schools founded in Arizona. Since 1995, the school has consistently received the top available rating from the Arizona Department of Education. Mrs. Wilber explains, “We attribute this 20-plus-year record of academic success to our unwavering dedication to traditional education and our team’s commitment to continuous improvement.”

Painted Rock Academy Named Charter School of the Year

The Arizona Charter Schools Association has named Painted Rock Academy the 2017 Charter School of the Year, stating the school has “established itself as a model of consistency” in its academics, continuing to earn “A” ratings every year the labels have been given. The Association stated “a stable, committed group of teachers and strong parental involvement are the hallmarks of Painted Rock’s success.”

Read the full press release here. Congratulations to Principal Joshua Bauer and Assistant Principal Robin Harper, along with the PRA faculty, staff, students, and parents whose teamwork and dedication earned the school this well-deserved honor. Apply for enrollment at Painted Rock Academy here.

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hand colored poster reads "we celebrated national school choice week"

Third Graders Love Valley, in Their Own Words

By Reid Traditional Schools | January 31, 2019

As part of National School Choice Week, Mrs. Nuttall, Valley Academy third grade teacher, asked her students what they like about their school. Their responses are delightful! Read them for yourself.             I like my school because all the teachers are nice, not too strict and not too nice –… 0

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Valley Basketball Dads Play Team

By Reid Traditional Schools | January 31, 2019

The RTS Valley Academy boys’ basketball team marked the end of their season by inviting their dads to the Coyote home court for a pick-up game. It was great fun after a season of hard work. The dads played hard, but the Coyotes were unstoppable!

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Smiling kindergarten girl holds sign "My teachers make it fun"

National School Choice Week

By Reid Traditional Schools | January 24, 2019

RTS Valley Academy celebrated National School Choice Week by asking their students to complete the phrase, “I love my school because…” This photo gallery displays some of their responses. Enjoy! And thank you for making Reid Traditional Schools your choice.

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