A day at our school in Tucson, AZ begins early, with breakfast at 7:30am, and goes late, until dismissal at 5pm (3:30 on Wednesdays). In between, there’s a lot to do, experience, and, most of all, learn.

Giuliette-Heather-260Breakfast, 7:30-8:00 The school opens at 7:30 as the school’s 70+ scholars begin to arrive by car and city bus and on foot. Staff members serve a simple, healthful breakfast every morning to all Imago Dei scholars who want it. Most do. 

chapel-vestryChapel, 8:00-8:30 School begins every day with Chapel. It’s a spiritually nourishing  opportunity to settle, reflect, and focus on the day ahead.

justiceMorning Classes, 8:30-12:30 Scholars focus on academics and enrichment activities. The school’s curriculum includes English, Math, Science, History, Religion, and PE, plus regular instruction in Art and Music, Graduate Support classes, Study Hall and other enrichment activities. On Wednesdays, students attend Eucharist during 4th period.

sabrina-lunchLunch, 12:30-1:30 Everyone’s favorite hour. Scholars enjoy fresh, healthy, tasty meals prepared by Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market. Before or after lunch, there’s a half-hour for play, indoors or out depending on the weather.

glass-2-260Afternoon Classes, 1:30-3:30 5th and 6th period include more learning in our small classroom settings.

mohammed-260Enrichment Activities, 3:30-5:00 Our scholars enjoy late afternoon enrichment activities like visits to Playformance parkour gym, Santa Theresa Tile Works, our Las Milipitas community farm, and Tucson Museum of Art, as well as staying on campus for programs like music, culinary arts, and our innovation program with Intuit. Students are released early on Wednesdays, so staff can meet and plan.

pink-bowDismissal, 5:00 Each day ends when students flood out onto the sidewalk and head for home. Tomorrow is another busy day.