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Is Imago Dei Middle School a charter school?
- No, Imago Dei is a private non-profit school that does not receive state funds.
Is my child eligible to enroll at Imago Dei?
- Financial Eligibility: Our most important requirement is that a student qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program.
- No Entrance Exams: We do not require an entrance exam.
- Special Education: We can make accommodations but we do not provide special education services.
How many students are in the school?
- Our commitment is to a maximum of 80 students. Each grade will have no more than 20 students.
- We maintain a 1:10 teacher to student ratio allowing for lots of attention to academics.
No additional cost to families
- School supplies are provided to our students.
Is there a uniform?
- Students are required to wear a navy blue polo shirt with or without the school logo. Khaki pants, shorts or skirts are to be worn.
- Shirts with an embroidered logo will be provided by the school.
Do you provide transportation?
- The school does not provide transportation. Many families carpool. Others have their students ride Sun Tran because the Ronstadt Transit Center is directly across from the school. Some students ride bikes.
How are parents involved at Imago Dei?
- We ask families to volunteer 4 hours a month at the school.
- Teachers are in regular communication with families regarding each student’s performance to help increase support and encouragement in the learning process. Parent-teacher conferences are held each quarter during the school year.
Imago Dei is an Episcopal School. Do you have to be Episcopalian to enroll?
- No. We are open to families of all faiths and encourage the sharing of each other’s beliefs to help foster our community.
- Religion class: Each grade has a religion class twice a week. Students in each grade explore different aspects of religion, including an introduction to religions of the world, exploration of sacred spaces and ethics and community service. Our overall goal is to teach our students to be respectful and contributing members of our community.
- Worship: During the week, except for Wednesday, students start and conclude the day with a worship service. It is more a time for reflection and to be thankful for family, friends and life in general. Students can choose to pray if they like.
- There is a Eucharist every Wednesday before lunch and communion is offered. It is up to each family to decide if the student can participate in communion.
Enrichment activities/Field trips
- Our scholars enjoy a variety of enrichment activities at no additional cost to families. Activities have included frequent visits to the Tucson Museum of Art, Playformance, Children’s Museum Tucson, The University of Arizona, and other locations.
- Students also enjoy a variety of activities at the school, including PE, yoga class, quilting class, art projects, community service activities, graduate support, and clubs.
Graduate Support Program (GSP)
- Imago Dei is committed to following our grads through high school. GSP staff assists with high school placement and checks in with students at their high schools.
- There is a Graduate Support Center at the school that is available as a study area, tutoring as needed and computer availability.
- GSP is an integral part of the enrichment activities of all the grades with an emphasis on high school and post-high school goals.
What is the schedule?
- From Monday through Friday, students can arrive as early as 7:30 am to have breakfast.
- The day officially starts at 8:00 am with worship. Attendance is taken during this time.
- Wednesday is early-out day; all students are released at 4:00pm.
- Monday through Friday, the academic day officially ends at 4:00pm.
- Honor roll students can leave at 4:15 pm after a short worship.
- Remaining students have study hall from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for homework help and tutoring. Worship is at 5:00 pm and dismissal is at 5:30 pm.
- Mandatory Saturday school is from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, when scheduled.
- Honor roll students are not required to attend.
- Non-honor roll students participating in extracurricular activities may be excused from Saturday attendance with the approval from the Head of School.
What is your academic year schedule?
- We start in early August and observe the usual holidays and breaks of other districts.
- There are 3 weeks of mandatory classes in June with a shorter daily schedule and no Saturday school.
- There is a mandatory camp in Prescott for continuing students that will be scheduled during August. There are no additional costs to the family.