Families Are First at Benchmark School

At Benchmark School, we are proud of our ability to offer tuition-free, academically excellent K-6 education in a warm and supportive environment. But we also understand that our achievements aren’t ours alone. We rely on the support and involvement of parents and caregivers to reach our educational goals. At Benchmark School, families are first!

Teaching Starts At Home

You may have heard the saying “the parent is the child’s first teacher.” At Benchmark, we recognize that parents are vital to every child’s learning experience. From creating a home environment that values learning to listening and respecting children’s opinions to modeling the principles of our Daily Core Virtues curriculum - families create a foundation for every child’s education. 

Partnering With Parents

Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their school have better attendance and behavior, get better grades, demonstrate better social skills and adapt better to school. Benchmark School teachers and staff work alongside parents to support our students' learning. Our small-school setting enables us to build strong relationships with every student - and their families. Teachers and parents partner with each other through frequent communication and classroom feedback and reach out if they see a need for additional academic support or enrichment.

How Can You Get Involved?

There are so many ways to engage in your child’s learning! Here are some ideas from Benchmark School:

  • Read with your child
  • Help with homework
  • Discuss school events together
  • Attend school functions
  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom

Volunteer With Us!

Benchmark School parents and caregivers are encouraged, but not required, to volunteer in our school. We offer a variety of opportunities that accommodate the schedules of working parents and busy families. Parents can help with in-class reading support and field trip chaperones, attending teacher conferences or book fairs, volunteering for our active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), or coordinating curriculum-based festivals and student performances - there are lots of ways to be involved at Benchmark School. Our alumni are engaged too - they come back and volunteer, visit classrooms to share their stories, work on staff as faculty and administrators, and even send their kids here! 


Benchmark School’s close-knit community of teachers, parents and families care about each other and work together to support our academic community. 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 School

Benchmark School 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.