4 Ways We Reach All Learners

At Benchmark Elementary School we are proud to inspire our K-6 students with top tier academics in a tuition-free charter school setting. But we also recognize that not all students are alike. So we have developed an engaging curriculum, differentiated learning and extracurricular opportunities to reach all Benchmark Bobcats. Here are 4 ways that we are reaching our learners!


1.Curriculum that Engages Minds…

Students at Benchmark Elementary find many opportunities to challenge themselves through our rigorous phonics-based literacy curriculum, Core Knowledge curriculum and Singapore Math. Motivated learners are given time to explore concepts in small groups and pull-outs to extend their learning, and our students routinely score in top percentiles statewide on standardized tests. Test scores at Benchmark Elementary are nearly twice as high as the state average for Arizona, suggesting that most students at our school are performing above or significantly above grade level.

2…and Inspires Hearts

Inspiration extends to the whole child at Benchmark Elementary. Patriotism is a core value for us, and throughout the year our students participate in school flag raising, Veterans Day celebrations, service learning and rigorous study of American history. We inspire our students to love our country! 


Our Daily Core Virtues curriculum engages all students with age-appropriate character education that is easily applied to their lives. Each month teachers highlight a key intellectual, moral, or civic virtue – such as respect, responsibility, diligence, honesty, generosity, or perseverance.  They read quality children’s literature at a “Morning Gathering” to provide inspirational or insightful examples of virtue in action. Through Daily Core Virtues, Benchmark ignites our students' imagination, inspiring them to do and be their best. 

3. Assistance When It’s Needed

Each Benchmark Elementary classroom is structured with small groups that are paced to individual learning abilities. Thanks to our small-school environment and two-teacher classroom model, Benchmark teachers get to know each student well and can quickly step in to support a child that may be struggling with a subject. 

4. Something For Everyone

Benchmark Elementary’s commitment to engaging learners doesn’t stop with reading and writing. We offer a wide variety of programs and extras to inspire curiosity in all ages. 

  • Is your child an animal lover? We are known for our Science Lab, where students can learn to feed and care for 80+ animals. 
  • Like to try new things? Beyond the classroom, Benchmark students have access to over 15 clubs to explore new interests, including on-site gardening, fitness and much more. 
  • Creative thinker? Benchmark students access top quality art and music education; including live performances, art shows, and interactive art history. 


Are you interested in learning more about how Benchmark Elementary can inspire a love of learning in your child? Contact us and enroll today for Preschool and Grades K-6.


About Benchmark Elementary

Benchmark Elementary is a Preschool and Elementary Charter School serving students in the Phoenix, AZ area. Benchmark offers tuition-free half-day K and 1st-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 Elementary today! Enrolling now.