South Tempe

Our Tempe Primer Leaders go above and beyond — from building volcanos together one day, to helping students learn the basics of karate. This campus has a beautiful playground that students take advantage of throughout the day, enjoying the (almost always!) beautiful Arizona weather.
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South Tempe

Our Tempe Primer Leaders go above and beyond — from building volcanos together one day, to helping students learn the basics of karate. This campus has a beautiful playground that students take advantage of throughout the day, enjoying the (almost always!) beautiful Arizona weather.
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View Upcoming Events

Step inside our campus

K-5
Grades
Offered
100min
Per day of literacy & Math
231
Book Reports
COmpleted
10
Karate belts
earned
K-5
Grades
Offered
100min
Per day of literacy & Math
231
Book Reports
COmpleted
10
Karate belts
earned

Meet our Primer Leaders

Heather Fontenot
Heather Fontenot
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Lauren Oritz
Lauren Oritz
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Upcoming Events

Discover the perfect learning environment for your child through our upcoming events. Join us for an in-person Open House at Primer South Tempe to learn more about our innovative Primer Microschools program.

Limited Spots Available
Primer Microshools South Tempe Open House
Every 2 weeks
8600 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284
Igniting a Passion for LearninG

Families share their experiences

We love the pursuits Madison has done at Primer - we even signed her up for karate based on her last Pursuits experience doing Karate!”

Tiffany C, Parent of Madison

Wyatt comes home from school excited to share the things he’s learned. He loves math and will spend his weekends showing us all of his newfound math knowledge.”

Jennifer E, Parent of Wyatt
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Primer South Tempe
8600 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Primer South Tempe
8600 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Primer questions, answered

How are microschools different?
Our Microschools focus on small-group, student-centered learning, ensuring that every Primer kid gets the support they need and learns to work collaboratively. Each campus has a unique community where families can feel connected to their child's educational journey.
What is the tuition at Primer?
Primer is committed to making an exceptional education accessible to every family. Our out of pocket tuition operates on a flexible sliding scale, tailored to meet the unique financial situations of every family.
Are there scholarships available?
We provide generous financial support and resources so that an education at Primer is within reach. We'll help you secure state scholarships and have additional scholarships available through The Primer Foundation for families who qualify.
Is Primer right for my family?
The three commitments we make to  every family are that we take kids seriously, we make math and literacy are the cornerstones of learning, and we give students the resources, structure, and space to pursue their interests. If these commitments resonate with you, Primer could be right for your family.
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