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Amberlea at a Glance

Amberlea Elementary School is a Kindergarten - 8th Grade school located in the West Valley of Phoenix. We are currently in the process of becoming a Performing Arts Academy. We are excited to share that we will be providing a unique curriculum that interweaves rigorous academics and performing arts, music, theatre, and dance. We believe that sustained experiences in the performing arts teach creative problem-solving and build confidence and inclusivity among students. Along with our high academic standards and an intellectually stimulating curriculum, Amberlea is a school like no other.


Through our annual World of Dance Competition, students from across the Pendergast District are introduced to different dance forms found in musical theatre, ballet, hip-hop, creative movement, contemporary, and so much more. Students focus on coordination, listening, and rhythm as they are challenged in conditioning, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

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In the Pendergast District, you will find robotics, jewelry design, coding, architecture, and music production at every school throughout the Pendergast District. In FUSE, students choose what to work on and set the pace. This means they emerge engaged, excited, and eager for more. STEAM Challenges are designed to get harder as students progress. FUSE teaches students how to use real world technologies while exploring topics they already love. Since challenges are designed around student interests, there is something for everyone to get excited about.

As students learn, they naturally share their new discoveries. A new culture of learning emerges as students celebrate each other's successes and overcome any setbacks along the way.

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Participating in sports at an early age offers several benefits that extend well beyond the physical aspects of regular exercise. Specifically, the social benefit of sports participation provides an unparalleled environment for hands-on learning and behavioral growth.

Here are the sports we currently offer throughout the Pendergast Elementary School District:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Cheer
  • Track & Field
  • Flag Football
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Computer Science Academy

Amberlea Elementary, Desert Horizon Elementary, and Villa de Paz Elementary have joined Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon's award-winning education initiative, which addresses barriers to digital inclusion. In partnership with Digital Promise, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program provides free devices, internet access and innovative learning programs to help give under-resourced students the technology, education and opportunity they deserve. Being part of the program will keep students connected, helping to facilitate learning from anywhere-in the classroom, at home or in hybrid learning environments. Powered by a next-gen, technology-infused education model, Verizon Innovative Learning also equips each school with a technology coach and provides professional development support for teachers to effectively integrate technology into the classroom.

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Mariachi Program

In partnership with Desert Sounds, the Pendergast District is introducing a Mariachi Program for the 2022-23 school year. Mariachi has strong cultural roots in storytelling and Mexican history and is a great way for children of all backgrounds to immerse themselves in an interactive learning experience.

The program dives into the unique history and culture of Mariachi Music. Students become more connected to a deep cultural tradition and community with performance opportunities. For many students, this will be their first experience playing an instrument or mariachi music. Students learn basic musical concepts and how to work together as a mariachi ensemble.

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Public Notice Application for Grant Funding 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

Amberlea Open Enrollment Capacity