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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 Turkey Trot Excitement!

By Reid Traditional Schools | December 21, 2017

With recent record temperatures, you’d hardly know it was fall in Phoenix! But the Valley Academy Turkey Trot was a sure sign that Thanksgiving was on the way. Our students took a break from their studies to enjoy races in the field and observing the live turkeys. Thank you to… 0

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7th grade boys and girls in school uniforms in front of food pantry truck

Valley Academy Makes Record Donation to Mom’s Pantry

By Reid Traditional Schools | December 21, 2017

RTS Valley Academy’s Student Council’s annual food drive brought in the largest donation ever made to Mom’s Pantry by any school! A total of 4,381 pounds of food and hygiene was donated by Valley Academy families during the first two weeks of December. In addition to non-perishable food items, toothbrushes,… 0

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clear glass trophy for charter school of year in front of school entrance for painted rock academy

PRA Honored at Charter Schools Event

By Reid Traditional Schools | December 19, 2017

RTS Painted Rock Academy Principal Josh Bauer, pictured here with Arizona Charter Schools Association president Eileen Sigmund, formally accepted the award for 2017 Arizona Charter School of the Year at a luncheon hosted by the ACSA. Ms. Sigmund stated the honorees “embody the promise of public charter schools and work… 0

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