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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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Valley Academy Alum Shine at High School Graduation

By Reid Traditional Schools | June 7, 2018

Greenway High School’s graduation ceremony featured speeches by two former Valley Academy students. They led their graduating class academically, in the top 1%! Zaydee spoke on the power of your mind and believing in all you can achieve. Ben spoke of perseverance and not letting others’ opinions discourage you from… 0

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Valley Academy Hosts Read-In

By Reid Traditional Schools | March 9, 2018

RTS Valley Academy’s 2018 Read-In brought excitement to campus on Thursday, March 8th. Our students love books, but they love them even more when they are read aloud by our distinguished guests. This year’s readers included a cowboy historian (and his horse), a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crew, a… 0

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Valley Academy Students Excel at Regional History Bee

By Reid Traditional Schools | February 9, 2018

Congratulations to RTS Valley Academy students Riley W. and Tanish J. for being National History Bee Regional Champions for the 8th and 6th grades, respectively! They attended the Regional History Bee competition in San Diego this week along with 11 other RTS Valley Academy students who qualified for Regionals. The… 0

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