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Great Hearts Academies founders open Young Hearts Preschool this August

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A view of the Young Hearts Preschool classroom setting. (File Photos/
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The first Young Hearts Preschool is opening its doors for children ages 3-5 on Monday, Aug. 15, at Great Hearts Roosevelt Academy in Buckeye.

Applications are being accepted now at Great Hearts Roosevelt Academy, 555 S. Jackrabbit Trail.

Young Hearts is a private offering a part of the network of Great Hearts Academies K-12 public charter schools and shares the mission of the educational entity, which is to “cultivate the hearts and minds of students to pursue the true, the good, and the beautiful,” according to a press release.

“Children are eager to learn, and what and how and by whom they are being taught at the earliest stages of their moral and intellectual formation is one of the most important decisions any parent can make,” said Jay Heiler, CEO of Great Hearts Academies, in a prepared statement. “The lessons of why we must seek truth and goodness and beauty can be just as present in preschool as it is in any other grades, and that’s why we decided to make preschool part of what our larger organization offers families.”

Young Hearts Preschool offers low student to teacher ratios, a strong curriculum, frequent student competency assessments, and the opportunity for children to flourish intellectually and morally as they begin their educational journey.

Representatives report at Young Hearts students starting in the fall could enjoy the stability of attending one school through high school graduation before heading off to college or career. In the meantime, it can mean a single drop-off point for families who have children in preschool and elementary school (and eventually high school Roosevelt will add a grade per year until it reaches 12th grade).

Of note: state law on charter schools prohibits automatic re-enrollment for K-12 public charter school students, the release states.

Tuition for Young Hearts is $245/week, and the preschool’s hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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