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Founders of Great Hearts Academies Opening Young Hearts Preschool in August

Buckeye, Ariz. June 27, 2022 -

young hearts logoBuckeye, Ariz. – The first Young Hearts Preschool will open its doors for children ages 3-5 on August 15, 2022 on the brand new Campus of Great Hearts Roosevelt Academy in Buckeye, and applications are being accepted now. Young Hearts is a private offshoot of the highly regarded network of Great Hearts Academies K-12 public charter schools and shares its mission to “cultivate the hearts and minds of students to pursue the true, the good, and the beautiful.”

“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. “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 will offer 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.

Young Hearts students will be among the first scholars to attend the school, which will be distinctly recognizable with its classical architecture.  And, since Great Hearts Roosevelt ultimately will have grades K-12, Young Hearts students starting this fall could enjoy the comfort and stability of attending one school through high school graduation before heading off to college or a 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).  It should be noted that compliance with state law on charter schools prohibits automatic re-enrollment for K-12 public charter school students.

Tuition for Young Hearts is $245/week, and the preschool’s hours are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Great Hearts K-12 schools are public charter schools and are tuition-free.)

For more information, please call or text Young Hearts Director Taeler Scott at 623.300.8206, email her at, or visit the website at

About Great Hearts

Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. As the largest provider of liberal arts classical education campuses in the country, Great Hearts Academies serve more than 22,000 students at 37 tuition-free public charter schools in greater Phoenix, Ariz. and Texas, with waitlists that typically exceed enrollment. Great Hearts will also be opening its first preschool, Great Hearts Young Hearts Preschool in Buckeye, Ariz. and its first location in Baton Rouge, LA. Great Hearts provides a robust liberal arts curriculum incorporating advanced math and science, a focus on the arts and foreign language, and a range of extra-curricular activities and athletics. Learn more at