Welcome to our webpage,

      Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Vision is to provide a well rounded, rigorous academic environment combined with a dynamic performing arts program that exposes each child, K-12, to the arts.  LFPA sets high standards in order to prepare our students to become lifelong learners who lead productive and successful lives.

      To this end, our Mission is devoted to scholarly learning and inspiring performing arts that embrace our entire community.  We strive to take our students to the highest level of personal academic achievement and fine arts accomplishment by basing our instructional system on research, standards, and best practice in both areas.  Through curriculum and methods of delivery in academic content areas, we will impart the academic skills that will be required of our students for success in life.  Through our curriculum in fine arts, we will impart self-esteem, self discipline, cooperation, self-motivation and social skills necessary for success in life.

      I assisted in starting one of the first Charter Schools in Arizona in 1995.  I am a businesswoman with over 17 years of expertise in charter school management.  My experience, dedication, excellent staff and Highly Qualified teachers have created the perfect balance in establishing and maintaining the Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Schools.


Executive Director

Informational Open House /Tour for LFPA Gilbert & LFPA Warner April 15, 6pm at Warner Campus

All four of our schools are open for tours during the school day. ·       Alta Mesa Campus K-12:  480-807-1100,  5761 E. Brown Rd., Mesa. (NCA accredited!) ·       Gilbert Campus 7-12:  480-635-9400,  1120 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert. (NCA accredited!) ·Gilbert campus will relocate in August 2014 to a newly built, state-of-the-art school located at the SE corner of Recker and Warner. ·       Stapley Campus K-6: 480-834-6202,  851 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa. ·       Warner Campus K-6:  480-248-8025,  3939 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert.  Call for tour appointment. If you are looking for a safe, family friendly school to enroll your child where academics are rigorous and performing arts are part of the curriculum, please feel free to visit our schools at

Thank you for your tax credit donation for 2013. Now accepting tax credit donations for 2014.

IT'S SO EASY!  Just download the tax credit form below to donate to your child's school and receive your money back in the form of a tax credit.  You can receive a credit of up to a maximum of $200 (if single) or $400 (if married and filing jointly).   We will gladly accept any amount.  If $20 is what you can afford to give you can still receive the credit.  Arizona law allows us to use your donation for recreational or educational activities that supplement the educational program at your child's school.  An education is a valuable commodity and we appreciate your donation in any amount as we strive to continually improve our programs and offer the best education possible to each child attending Learning Foundation schools. We value our parents and community and appreciate your

Message from the Principal – Gilbert

Dear LFPA Students, Parents and Community: The 2013-2014 school year has proven to be  an exciting one as we implemented some changes to policy and procedure. A strong team of intermediate teachers has worked to coordinate curriculum and better prepare students in junior high and high school.

Message from the Site Director – Stapley campus

Welcome to Learning Foundation "Back to Basics." Each year we make every effort to provide each student with challenges that provide high academic success along with rewarding experiences. Learning Foundation teachers and staff believe that our program is a crucial component in helping your child

Message from the Site Director – Alta Mesa campus

Welcome to LFPA Alta Mesa, home of the "Knights." Our staff works extremely hard gathering everything necessary to help our students be successful.  On behalf of our staff I want to thank our LFPA families for sending us such wonderful students to work with and for your fantastic

Informational Open House and Tours New 7-12 & K-6 Schools

“A” RATED PERFORMING ARTS JUNIOR HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL NEW CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED SUMMER OF 2014  INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE 3939 E Warner Rd Gilbert (K-6th grade school)  7th-12th grade school will be constructed on SE corner of Recker and Warner Roads across from the K-6th grade

High School Science Students Are Excited To Learn

Mrs. Shaffer's 9-12 high school students are excited about Science at LFPA Gilbert. Students in Mrs. Shaffer' s freshman and sophomore Science classes were excited to be learning Crime Scene Investigation and different aspects of Forensic Science.  The students learned how to solve crimes and

LFPA Alta Mesa – An Exciting School Year

Dear LFPA Students and Parents: Even after so many years as a principal I never cease to be amazed at how much happens in a single school year.  Last year was no exception and 2013-2014 is proving to be another incredible year for student accomplishments as we  continue to expand our


7-12 Learning Foundation

Performing Arts Gilbert

1120 S Gilbert Rd., Gilbert AZ 85296
(480) 635-9400

K-12 Learning Foundation

Performing Arts Alta Mesa

5761 E Brown Rd., Mesa AZ 85205
(480) 807-1100

"K-6 Learning Foundation"

851 N. Stapley, Mesa 480-834-6202

"K-6 LFPA Warner"

3939 E. Warner, Gilbert 480-248-8025