Annunciation educates the whole child; spiritually, ethically, intellectually, socially, and physically in a caring, nurturing environment that prepares students for a 21st century world. STREAM is a system-wide model for education that is infused throughout the day and in after school programs and clubs by inspiring creativity, technology and research. STREAM (Science Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math) encourages children to test, explore, expand, or completely change thoughts and approaches for real world challenges.
Uniquely created for a specific purpose, we seek to optimize each child’s God-given talents. We are dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and life-long commitment to Christ and the Church. We consider it essential to teach each student to live in accordance with the spiritual, moral and ethical principles exemplified in the scriptures, teachings, and traditions of the Catholic Church. Upon graduation, our students further their education at Catholic high schools in Scottsdale and Phoenix.
Arizona Musicfest enriches the quality of life through the presentation of world-class performances and outstanding music programs for youth.
Arizona Musicfest—America’s Premier Winter Music Festival—presents top artists of classical orchestral, chamber, opera, jazz, Broadway, country-western, blues, and pop music in exceptional programs (created especially for Arizona Musicfest) at venues throughout the scenic desert foothills of Scottsdale and Carefree.
At the heart of the Festival is the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Robert Moody, and comprised of musicians from the nation’s finest orchestras, including; the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Phoenix Symphony, and others. In addition, the Festival features the 100-voice Arizona Musicfest Chorus; and the Arizona Musicfest Chamber Players. A recent Chamber broadcast on American Public Media’s “Performance Today” caused the announcer to exclaim, “You gotta love those folks from Arizona!”
The Arizona Republic recently recognized Arizona Musicfest as “The Best Classical Music Festival” and regularly features its concerts in “Top Ten” Lists.
Arizona Musicfest Youth Education
Equally impressive, Arizona Musicfest is committed to broadening our musical footprint through extensive programs which enrich our area’s music education offerings, inspire our youth, and provide valuable and lasting investment in our community. Each year, 6,000 school children experience classical music exposure through Musicfest Minutes, a daily curriculum-based music lesson in area classrooms. Utilizing the emerging trend of using ukuleles to teach the fundamentals of music, Musicfest Strummers provides string instruments to 3rd through 6th graders throughout the Valley. In the fall of 2012, Musicfest Music Makers made its debut, introducing third and fourth graders to string, wind and brass instruments. Through the Festival’s exciting Katzen Jazz Program, area elementary students are provided with unique exposure to the Jazz repertoire, history and performance practice. The Arizona Musicfest Orchestra Outreach Program provides master classes for promising music students and music education forums for school assemblies. The Orchestra also introduces thousands of students each year to the experience of an orchestra rehearsal through a Festival Orchestra open rehearsal. Additionally, Arizona Musicfest maintains an Instrument Rental Program; hosts an annual children’s concert by the Phoenix Youth Symphonette; and sponsors the annual Cave Creek Unified School District’s One Voice concert.
Arizona Musicfest Programs for Young Musicians
In addition to providing accessibility to music instruction and exposure to classical music, performance opportunities for exceptional young Valley musicians (grades seven through twelve) are provided through the Young Performers Recital Series, the annual Young Artists Concert and the highly regarded Young Musicians Competition. Celebrating the talent of our area’s outstanding young musicians and investing in their future is also key to Musicfest. This commitment is best recognized through Arizona Musicfest Scholarship funds which annually help to underwrite the college education of outstanding student musicians pursuing degrees in music performance.
Please check out the other sections of the Arizona Musicfest website for the concert schedule/buying tickets; donation opportunities; attending special events; and information on our education and performance youth performance programs.
Known for its classical liberal arts philosophy, rigorous curriculum, and joyful learning environment, Candeo Schools has been consistently ranked in Arizona’s top schools since its inception in 2008. The complexity and rigor of their curriculum naturally increases each year in order to properly prepare motivated students for the top preparatory high schools and universities in the nation.
Candeo Schools’ mission is to grow wisdom and virtue for a life well lived through rigorous knowledge-based schooling in the classical liberal arts. At Candeo, who students become as a result of what they learn is just as important as what they know.
Carefree Christian Academy is a private high school specializing in outstanding Christ-centered academics and Performing Arts. Students team up on an adventure to explore and develop their talents, transition from teens to adults, launch from high school to college and career, and expand their love for God and others. Is your high school student ready to be part of an amazing team and turn their life into an adventure? Looking for dual enrollment programs and personalized academic plans in a creative, safe, and fun environment? Then CCA is the perfect fit! Small classroom sizes, incredible instructors, frequent field trips, and an atmosphere of faith, fun, and excellence define CCA. We’re proud of our vibrant student culture, and we’re looking for just the right students to complete this year’s student body team.
STO scholarship funds available. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-488-5565.
Cave Creek Montessori offers a full, academic, Montessori curriculum for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and summer program. Included in our program are classes for physical education, music, yoga, Spanish and art.
Cave Creek Montessori is a family-owned and operated school, which was founded in 1998.
All of our classrooms have Montessori-certified teachers and staff who has been with us for many years!
Children ages 18 months through kindergarten attend our school and in the summer months, we also have an Elementary Class that includes students 1st–3rd grade.
At the base of Black Mountain, is a handsome Southwest style building – the Cave Creek Museum. Its roots are embedded in the pioneer traditions of neighbor helping neighbor. Begun as an historical society in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum took form when land was donated by Frank and Hazel Wright, and the old Episcopal Church was relocated to that site. Donations and gifts of local historical significance poured in.
In April of 1970 the museum opened its doors for visitors. The Museum, a largely volunteer organization, represents the dedication and generosity from the people in Cave Creek & Carefree. It is a pleasure to present the pre-history and history of peoples living life in the north desert foothills.
The Cave Creek Unified School District is a source of pride for our community. Offering outstanding educational opportunities for all students.
· Safe and secure campuses
· Ranked #1 in Maricopa County for student achievement,#4 for Math and #5 for ELA in the state of AZ
· All A+ Schools of Excellence
· The highest percentage of National Board Certified Teachers in AZ
· Signature programs: International Baccalaureate, STEM (Science Technology, Engineering Math), Chinese, French and Spanish Immersion ,Prek-12, World Languages, Equine and online coursework
· Active Parent Teacher Organizations
· Award winning athletics, fine arts and extra-curricular opportunities
· Community Education: Preschools, before/ after school programs, enrichment, tutoring
· Community/business partnerships
In CCUSD, we live by our Guiding Principle ,Inspire Excellence. As a member of our school community, you will see our focus on an outstanding educational experience for 5,400 students and their families.
Discover the best creative resource in town.
Stop by the Sonoran Arts League’s CENTER FOR THE ARTS at Stagecoach Village, home to a gallery, gift shop, workshop space, open studio, art events, youth and veteran programs, as well as the new HQ for Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour.
A community experience and destination for enhancing lives and futures through art located in Cave Creek, Arizona. Join a workshop or an open studio and experience an opportunity to create art and learn a new skill. Come celebrate and support the power of art to enrich life, increase awareness, build community and add valuable skills.
We are growing in numbers and in programs. The center also facilitates art events, festivals, exhibitions, shows, group activities and art experiences, and free veteran & youth art classes. Join us at the center and “Be A Part Of The Arts”.
Ciolim is a fine art gallery teaching classes in all mediums; oil, acrylic, watercolor and drawing.
Our goal is to offer quality art work at affordable prices by some of the finest artists in the United States. We wish to continue our path of teaching classes with limited numbers of students. Our classes are limited to 8 and offer the finest instructors we can find.