Pinnacle Peak Elementary School is located in North Scottsdale, close to DC Ranch, Pinnacle Peak, and Grayhawk, and is part of the highly rated Paradise Valley School District. Pinnacle Peak Elementary ranked as the second highest public elementary school in the State of Arizona for meeting and exceeding the AIMS standards, beating the scores of most private and charter schools. We’ve been a proud sponsor of their PTO!
The school has been under the leadership of Michael Lee for the last six years. Pinnacle Peak Elementary is accredited with The Core Knowledge Foundation and provides a classical curriculum, which stresses important knowledge in language arts, history, geography, math, science, and the fine arts.
In addition to providing a classical curriculum, Pinnacle Peak Elementary is progressive with the use of technology to enhance the educational experience and give students real world access to information and ideas as well as to improve the quality of teaching for the entire district. Pinnacle Peak Elementary was featured for the opening of it’s ipad lab called The Imaginarium in both the N.Y. Times and on AZ Family, channel 3.
Starting in the fall, Pinnacle Peak Elementary will be housing the Center for Teaching Excellence, which will have four district level employees from the Teacher Development Center, imbedded at the school. Pinnacle Peak Elementary will be the showcase school for North Scottsdale Real Estate for best practices in Education with all teachers from the district having the ability to sit in on learning sessions or watch podcasts showing how best teacher practices are implemented in the classroom.
Additionally, Pinnacle Peak Elementary is launching its No Limits program. This program is a combination 5th and 6th grade class that is based on a core belief that students can still be inspired, energized, and reconnect with their intrinsic love of learning, while being challenged to achievement levels that exceed state standards. This is achieved through passionate instruction and student ownership of their learning goals. Students, along with their teacher-facilitators set, track, and adjust goals in three main categories: Integrated academics, fitness and nutrition, and social-emotional development.