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National Blue Ribbon School of ExcellenceA National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

The No Child Left Behind – Blue Ribbon School Award, one of the nation’s top education awards, is part of a national recognition program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The program honors elementary, middle and secondary schools that are models of academic success by making significant progress in closing the achievement gap or whose students achieve at very high levels. Regardless of the school’s demographics, each state’s nominees must demonstrate dramatically improving student performance on state assessments. The Presidio School Tucson campus was selected in 2007 from over 120,000 public, charter, and private schools as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Only four Arizona schools and 287 schools nation wide were so honored. Kristin Bannerman, deputy assistant secretary with the U.S. Department of Education cited high test scores and the school’s rigorous curriculum as the basis for the school’s selection. She further stated, “Presidio is a model for the rest of the country.” Presidio de las Sierras School is a direct replication of this nationally recognized school of excellence.


Elementary (k-5) Middle School (6-8) High School (9-12)
Teacher to Student Ratio 20:1 20:1 20:1
Tuition Free Free Free
Varied Electives Tae Kwon Do, Music, Dance, Health and Nutrition, Art Tae Kwon Do, Music, Dance, Art, Spanish Music, Latin Dance, Sports Conditioning, Tutor Aide, Library Aide, Office Aide, Year Book, Cheer Leading, Art
Technology Literacy iPads, iPods, Macbooks, Chromebooks, Netbooks, SMARTBoards iPads, iPods, Macbooks, Chromebooks, Netbooks, SMARTBoards iPads, iPods, Macbooks, Chromebooks, Netbooks, SMARTBoards
Aftercare/AcademicLab N/A
Afterschool Enrichment Programs N/A
Clubs/Sports N/A Student Council, Cheer Leading, Basketball Student Council, Basketball, Volleyball
STEM Programs N/A STARBASE, Voyager, Wright Flight N/A
College/Career Readiness N/A N/A JTED, Upward Bound, PCC Dual Enrollment, U of A Summer Coursework, Internships and Mentorships


Presidio School Pre-K offers exciting firsthand explorations that develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

  • DES Certified
  • Teacher with 17 years experience in Early Childhood Ed

Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule
2016 – 2017

7:30 – 7:45 AM Available time for Breakfast (If needed)
7:45 – 8:00 AM Arrival – Sign-in, Attendance, Welcome Song
8:00 – 8:15 AM Morning Circle
8:15 – 8:20 AM Morning Wiggles and Stretches
8:20 – 8:35 AM English Language Arts Instruction
8:35 – 9:15 AM ELA Small Group or Center Time
9:15 – 9:40 AM Read Aloud #1
9:40 – 9:55 AM Bathroom Break and Snack
9:55 – 10:05 AM Social Skills – Character Counts, Six Pillars
10:05 – 10:15 AM Mathematics Instruction
10:15 – 10:55 AM Mathematics Small Group or Center Time
10:55 – 11:15 AM Outside Playtime/Recess
11:15 – 11:45 AM Wash Hands, Lunch, Clean up, Bathroom Break
11:45 – 11:55 AM Read Aloud #2
11:55 – 12:55 PM Naptime/Quiet Time
12:55 – 1:00 PM Bathroom Break
1:00 – 1:40 PM Specials – Music, Art, Health, or Choice Time
1:40 – 1:50 PM Social Studies or Science Instruction
1:50 – 2:10 PM Small Group or Center Time for Social Studies or Science
2:10 – 2:20 PM Afternoon Circle
2:20 – 2:30 PM Pack-up and Dismissal – Sign-out

Pre-K Curriculum Summary

Pre-K Rate Schedule