Challenge committed students with a robust, traditional education, emphasizing America’s history and system of government. The school combines a classical course of study with real world knowledge and skills. Preparing to embrace their future as citizens and leaders, these young stewards of our national heritage will discover freedom’s promise and the necessity of sound character. We will work to promote America’s virtues: Amiability, Compassion, Courage, Gratitude, Honesty, Integrity, Respectfulness, Responsibility, Self-reliance, and Strong Work Ethic
Welcome to James Madison Preparatory School! We are excited that you and your family have chosen to attend, and we look forward to being an important part of your secondary education. Middle School and high school is a time in a person's life when critical decisions are made and powerful memories are formed. We believe that your choice to attend JMPS is one of those critical decisions, and we hope that memories of your career at JMPS will be positive and powerful. Remember, you decide what value should be placed on your education. When we began to design the James Madison Preparatory School concept and curriculum, we were striving to accomplish some basic goals:
To restore some of the great academic traditions and disciplines (which have been lost or forgotten in recent years) to a small secondary school.
To offer an education that promotes history as the great teacher of life.
To blend this rigorous academic education with practical, real world skills training.
To foster and reward great character attributes in our students.
To provide a learning environment where students are free to learn, encouraged to think, and expected to excel. To deliver valuable learning opportunities outside of the classroom, to encourage learning beyond the books through education by other means; through the arts, sports, unique travel opportunities, competition, and community service.
To challenge students to be a part of something larger than themselves.
David M. Batchelder and Stephen C. Batchelder, Co-Founders
What is a charter school?
A charter school is a publicly funded, privately run school that is sanctioned (or chartered) by the State of Arizona. Charter schools must follow certain basic state regulations, but they are free to make independent decisions about schedules, calendars, curriculum, and much more. Essentially, a charter school is its own school district.
What does it cost to go to James Madison Preparatory School?
There is no tuition. Charter schools are taxpayer funded.
Is JMPS a non-profit institution?
James Madison Preparatory School is a 501(C)3, non-profit corporation.
DO COLLEGES ACCEPT James madison GRADUATES? WHAT ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS?
James Madison alumni can be found on college campuses all around the country. Many of them are scholarship winners. College admissions staffers are always happy to see the rigorous James Madison curriculum and the high caliber of students that progress through JMPS.
How long is the school day?
8:00 am to 3:15 pm
How much homework should a student expect each night?
It varies quite a bit because students differ so much, but allowing for one to two hours of homework a night would be a good rule.
Is JMPS affiliated with any religious group or denomination?
No. James Madison rents from and shares its campus with Tempe Christian Church, but the connection is purely on a landlord/renter basis.
Do james Madison graduates receive a real diploma?
Absolutely. The high school diploma James Madison graduates get is every bit as legitimate as any other high school graduate's in the state.