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Marana Schools are A+ Amazing!

An award-winning public school district

There are many things that make Dove Mountain desirable to families — beautifully crafted homes in a spectacular Sonoran Desert setting, year-round outdoor activities, and its location within one of the state’s safest cities with easy access to Pima County employers, shopping, recreation and so much more.

Yet perhaps one of the biggest drivers for families purchasing a home in Dove Mountain is the quality of our local schools, like Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8, with its state-of-the-art computer science, technology, engineering and math learning experiences. Students at the CSTEM school get hands on experience working in science labs, 3D print studios and maker spaces, while the school’s innovative architecture reveals the inner workings of its mechanical and electrical systems.

Schools within the Marana Unified School District (MUSD) offer a comprehensive curriculum in safe and innovative learning environments. Top educators focus on inspiring their students to become lifelong learners ready to embrace real-world challenges and promising careers.

This award-winning district is an integral part of our community. Parents appreciate how the district collaborates with families, local businesses, nonprofits and community members to bring educational excellence to its highest level.

The district serves upwards of 12,500 students throughout 10 elementary schools, a K-8 school, the Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 school, two middle schools, three high schools and an Early Learning Resource Center.

Outstanding charter schools

Marana also has a La Paloma Academy campus, an excellent not-for-profit K-8 college-prep charter school featuring an Arizona College and Career Ready Standards curriculum. Like MUSD, La Paloma Academy offers a variety of extracurricular activities, sports, before-and-after school programs and full-day kindergarten. In 2005, La Paloma Academy received a State of Arizona Excellence in Education Award.

The Leman Academy of Excellence in Marana is another outstanding independently operated, tuition-free public charter school, featuring a classical liberal educational curriculum emphasizing grammar (reading, writing and mathematics), logic (analytical thinking) and rhetoric (effective writing and speaking). In 2022, the Leman Academy of Excellence in Marana was voted “Best Charter School” by the readers of Marana News, Explorer and Foothill News.

An impressive leadership academy

Marana is also home to the Global Youth Leadership Academy (GYL), an impressive program for high school students. GYL offers seven-day leadership programs abroad and its intensive U.S. four-day academy. All programs are globally focused and feature experiential learning experiences designed to help student gain leadership skills, cultural awareness and a commitment to affect change locally and across the globe.

Proximity to a variety of outstanding schools

In addition to local public, charter and private schools, Marana is just minutes from many other primary and secondary schools throughout Pima County. Click here for a complete list.

Dove Mountain could be the perfect community for your family

The quality of local schools is an important factor when choosing a great community for your new home. At Dove Mountain, you’ll also find luxury homes that blend seamlessly with their Sonoran Desert surroundings and are footsteps from community walking paths, parks, golf courses, and more than 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails — all just minutes from high-end shopping, dining, entertainment, and exceptional youth and adult sports programs offered through Marana Parks and Recreation.

Interested in more information or an in-person or virtual tour? Contact our sales center at (520) 572-8000 or toll free at (888) 603-7600. Or connect with us via our online inquiry form.

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