Top 10 Reasons to Choose Benchmark Elementary

1. Raising the Standard in Education

At Benchmark, our motto “Raising the Standard” means cultivating the highest quality of education at our private preschool (3’s and 4’s) and K-6 public charter school. By offering phonics-based literacy, Core Knowledge curriculum, and Singapore Math, our educational goals and excellent academics helps students thrive. 


2. We Reach All Learners

Our innovative teaching model features two full-time professional teachers in every classroom and a low student-to-teacher ratio. We engage our students with small groups paced to individual learning abilities, pull-outs for higher level creative writing and competitive math, and after-school tutoring support. 


3. Mistakes Welcome

We understand that making mistakes is integral to learning, which is why we encourage critical questioning and experimental problem-solving for all ages. Our hands-on experiential lessons bring history and science to life for all learners.


4. Values Matter

Our Daily Core Virtues curriculum engages students with character education that they can apply to their lives both inside and outside the classroom. We incorporate opportunities for every student to optimize their potential by making smart decisions and treating one another with respect. 


5. A Science Lab Like No Other

Benchmark is known for our extraordinarily unique Science Lab, offering weekly classes for all grades - including PreK - with over 80 species of animals, insects and reptiles. We love helping our students develop empathy for the small creatures of our world. Students learn to feed and care for the animals in our lab during the school week as well as an after-school Animal Club and summer Science Lab Camp. 


6. Our Community Cares

Caregivers and PTO volunteers are an integral part of our small-school environment. Benchmark community members coordinate and attend curriculum-based festivals and student performances. Our alumni stay engaged through campus visits, volunteering, sending their kids to our beloved school and even joining us as full time, multi-talented staff.


7. All the Extras

Benchmark students access top quality art and music education; including live performances, art shows, and interactive art history. Our after school clubs inspire exploration of new interests, including an on-site garden, animal care, fine arts, fitness and more. 


8. A Space to Innovate

Our Makerspace is where Benchmark students solve real-world problems by inventing and creating. Following the engineering design process, we use design-level thinking and project-based lessons to enable students to test their skills and develop ideas. 


9. We’re Proud Americans

Patriotism is a core value for us, reflected in our school flag raising, Veterans Day celebrations, service learning and rigorous study of American history. We love our country and inspire our students to feel the same. 


10. Our Parents Are Partners

Benchmark sees families and teachers as crucial partners in student success. Our teachers and parents support each other through frequent communication and classroom feedback, ensuring that students are always at the center of our school’s caring climate.    


These are just some of the ways that Benchmark School serves students with top-notch education in a caring school environment. Are you interested in learning more about how Benchmark can be a fit for your child? Contact us and enroll today for Preschool and Grades K-6.



About Benchmark School


Benchmark School is a Preschool and Elementary School serving students in the Phoenix, AZ area. Benchmark offers tuition-free half-day K-6th grades, and tuition-based options for PreK and full-day K. Our foundational approach to academics inspires knowledge and develops character. Students are supported by a tight-knit community of caring teachers and staff and engaged families. Join Benchmark School today! Enrolling now for Preschool and Grades K-6.