(480) 844 - 3965

Locations Mesa Arts Academy

About This Location

Mesa Arts Academy offers a rigorous K - 8 academic program that emphasizes the arts and technology.  We have discovered that by integrating the arts and technology into our academic program we create a more hands-on learning environment that better fits the learning styles of our diverse population of students.  To accomplish this, we employ only Arizona certified teachers in areas and seek out partnerships with volunteer agencies, schools of higher learning and community businesses.  A variety of artists from the community work with our students creating a positive climate that celebrates the gifts of each student.  Recently, the Arizona Charter School Association rated Mesa Arts Academy as one of the top three schools in Arizona for increasing student achievement and the Arizona Department of Education honored us with the 2011 Math Excellence Award.

Our classrooms are enriched with numerous volunteers from partnerships with Mesa Community College, ASU, and the Volunteer Center.  Federal grants provide an aide in every classroom to assist the teacher and students. The Grant Woods - Mesa Branch offers after-school care onsite, as well as the National Free and Reduced breakfast and lunch program to those who qualify.

Our school day is extended by an hour to allow us to both have a rigorous academic program and still have time to devote to our arts programs. Our art classes vary by grade level, with younger children taking a variety of art classes, including Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts. Older children select from elective classes, including Beginning and Advanced Art, Guitar, Dance, Photography, Yearbook, Drama, Service Learning, Multimedia, and Musical Theatre. Parents are required to be active participants in this process with a daily requirement to check and sign “home-school binders” and a mandate that they contribute a minimum of 50 hours of family participation each year.

********** DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC CLOTHES or shoe NEEDS?  CONTACT MS. TOVAR AT 480-844-3965**********

Location of Public Meetings:
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, the Mesa Arts Academy School Board hereby states that all notices of the meetings of the Mesa Arts Academy School Board and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted in the Mesa Arts Academy School Office, located at 221 West 6th Avenue, Mesa, Arizona. This location is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for school holidays. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

Attention Mesa Arts Alumni!
Please take a moment to complete our Alumni survey. Not only will your response to our brief survey provide us with general information about our Alumni, it will assist us in determining future Alumni celebrations and activities. We value your time and feedback and look forward to hearing from you.


Office Hours:
7:00am – 4:00pm School Days

Bell Schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:30am – 3:30pm

7:30am – 2:15pm

Breakfast served from 6:45am until 7:20am

Staff at this Location

Michael Dillon
Email Michael Dillon
Read Biography
Cindy LePert
Administrative Director
Email Cindy LePert
Read Biography
Dolores “Dee” Quintero
Office Manager
Email Dolores “Dee” Quintero
Read Biography
Arcelia Tovar
Prevention Coordinator
Email Arcelia Tovar
Read Biography
Charity Kranz
ELD Program Director/Teacher
Email Charity Kranz
Read Biography
Miranda Koperno
Academic Coach
Email Miranda Koperno
Read Biography
Janice Cmeyla
Director of Special Education
Email Janice Cmeyla
Read Biography
Chris Bevis
Health and PE Teacher
Email Chris Bevis
Read Biography
Tanya Harper
Email Tanya Harper
Read Biography
Martina McFarland
1st Grade Teacher
Email Martina McFarland
Read Biography
Deanna Jackson
2nd Grade Teacher
Email Deanna Jackson
Read Biography
MaryAnne Nelson
3rd Grade Teacher
Email MaryAnne Nelson
Read Biography
Lisa Kush
4th Grade Teacher
Email Lisa Kush
Read Biography
Jennifer Gooding
5th Grade Teacher
Email Jennifer Gooding
Read Biography
Janelle Brooks
6th Grade Teacher
Email Janelle Brooks
Read Biography
Joyce Oyer
7th Grade Teacher
Email Joyce Oyer
Read Biography
Angie Buenrostro
8th Grade Teacher
Email Angie Buenrostro
Read Biography