We’re one of five elementary schools in the J.O. Combs Unified School District, located in the warm and beautiful San Tan Valley of Arizona. You’ll find our school conveniently located at the southeast corner of Combs & Gantzel Roads. We proudly serve students in kindergarten through 6th grade.
What makes us unique is our “Back-to-Basics” philosophy. Here at Combs Traditional Academy we develop a solid foundation of fundamental and higher-level thinking skills through a structured curriculum that is consistent and sequential throughout grade levels. We deliver curriculum using direct teaching techniques, whole class instruction, and other approved teaching methods. We also plan our teaching and learning around textbooks and written assignments and do not interrupt classes for non-curricular programs or activities.
Browse our website to find out more about who we are and our educational philosophy. If you feel your child would benefit from what we have to offer, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!
I don’t know where the time has gone this year. It seems like only yesterday that school started and we welcomed new and returning faces to Combs Traditional Academy! I want to take a moment to extend my thanks to the many people that make Combs Traditional Academy the place I look forward to going to every day. It starts with your children and their hugs, smiling faces, and eagerness to learn that I get to experience on a daily basis. It continues with our staff, who are more than just colleagues. They are leaders and role models, whose classes I love to visit and see what they’re doing with your children and people that I trust and with whom I love to work. Finally, it is our parents and community whose generosity of time and support remind me how important public education is to everyone and how much I value working in San Tan Valley. Thank you!
May is always a busy month, as we look forward to closing out the year. I encourage you to keep up with our weekly bulletins and all of the different events that will be happening this month. It begins with Staff Appreciation Week during the week of May 2. Our field days are on May 4 - 5 in the morning each day. May 5 is the District Elementary Orchestra Concert and May 6 is the District Elementary Band Concert, both of which will happen at Combs High School. Our 6th graders visit Combs Middle School on May 10. On May 13, we invite all members of our community that have volunteered their time and energy here at Combs Traditional Academy to join us for our volunteer tea. Our Celebration of Learning is the night of May 17, followed by our staff vs. 6th grade kickball game in the morning on May 18. We will distribute yearbooks on May 20, followed by the yearbook signing party that afternoon. Our last day of school will be May 24 and that morning will be our final set of recognition assemblies for all grades. We hope that you can put all of these events on your calendars and come and celebrate the many accomplishments of our students and community!
Finally, I would like to say goodbye to our students and staff that will be moving on to new horizons. I wish them all good luck, and will miss them all.
Thank you for making Combs Traditional Academy your school of choice! I hope all of you have a wonderful summer! Meet the teacher will be Monday, August 1 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and school starts on Wednesday, August 3!