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Two young scholars at CASA Academy charter school read together on the carpet

Who We Are

CASA Academy is a tuition-free charter school serving elementary grades. We provide low-income students with the early academic foundation and character skills necessary to graduate from college and succeed in life. At CASA, we care deeply about our scholars and work tirelessly for their success in a joyful and rigorous community environment. CASA stands for College. Achievement. Social Responsibility. Authenticity.

  • Tuition-free
  • Free transportation available
  • Uniforms
  • Extended school day
  • New school building with 2 playgrounds
  • Free breakfast and lunch for scholars
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • Currently K-5, growing to 8th grade

Watch to learn why CASA Academy is a great home for your scholar!

What makes CASA unique?

A Focus on the Primary Grades

At CASA Academy, we know that a bright future begins with a strong foundation in the primary grades. We are passionate about providing an excellent education to Phoenix’s youngest learners with instruction targeted to the developmental needs of the elementary students we serve.

Character Education

It is not enough to be smart; we want our scholars to succeed in life, as well as in school. At CASA Academy, we explicitly teach the social skills necessary to develop and maintain strong character. The culture at CASA nurtures character development by recognizing scholars as they grow in these skills and encouraging a community of kindness and respect.

Extended School Day

Our school day begins at 7:35 am and ends at 3:20 pm, with an after-school program available until 5 pm. This means CASA provides 348 more hours of instruction each year than is required by the State, ensuring CASA scholars have the time they need to grow and thrive. More time learning means better academic outcomes.

High Expectations

At CASA Academy, we know the road to college begins in kindergarten. From the first day of school, CASA Academy staff hold high expectations for all scholars. We provide rigorous instruction and a variety of supports to ensure that all scholars are at or above grade level by the end of the year.

The Best Teachers

CASA Academy’s joyful and rigorous environment attracts teachers from across the United States. After an intensive application process, which includes multiple interviews and a teaching demonstration, we select the best teachers to work with CASA scholars.

Authentic Approaches

We know that learning is an active process, and part of preparing scholars for success in college and beyond means providing an authentic education. Lessons are taught in a way that allows scholars to make meaningful connections to the real world and to their own experiences and knowledge.

Priority on Scholars and Families

CASA Academy exists to serve our scholars and their families. Our staff works tirelessly to accomplish our mission, and to create a school community where every scholar is known by name. CASA staff are accessible and families are encouraged to communicate often and partner with the school for the success of their scholars.

See how CASA Academy invests in the character of every scholar. 





Our New Home

In July 2020, CASA Academy purchased a new building. It was fully renovated and completely transformed into a modern, beautiful learning space where our scholars will grow and thrive for years to come. Our new campus has 16 classrooms, a spacious multipurpose room, and two brand new playgrounds.

Click here to schedule a tour and come see CASA Academy yourself!

The CASA Academy charter school building from parking lot


Title IX Coordinator: Liliana Villasenor
8047 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051
(623) 738-6071 |

Student Records Requests may be directed to: Marina Iturrios
(602) 892-5022 |

Public Records Requests may be directed to: Tacey Clayton Cundy
(602) 842-2681 |

CASA Academy does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs and activities, on the basis of race, color or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI); on the basis of sex, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; on the basis of disability, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); on the basis of age, in accordance with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1974 (ADEA), or on the basis of pregnancy status in accordance with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. In addition, no person shall be discriminated against in admission to the school on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, mental or physical disability, age, or ancestry. Finally, no person shall be discriminated against in obtaining the advantages, privileges, or access to the courses of study offered by the school on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.