La Paloma Academy centers on more than just academics. We follow the Arizona State Standards while simultaneously implementing a family values curriculum. Our students are taught about trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. The La Paloma Academy staff makes our students’ educational experience simultaneously entertaining and challenging, while adhering to the same laws and regulations as all other public schools.

The major difference between charter and public schools is that charter schools have the freedom to set their own rules with regard to curriculum and teaching styles. La Paloma Academy, like many charter schools, was designed to deliver programs tailored to educational excellence and the needs of the community it serves.

Charter schools are funded by the state, grants, and community donations. La Paloma Academy relies heavily on community support. We are grateful to have such a supportive business community and, through donations, help our programs and curriculum grow to benefit our students.

The La Paloma Advantage

Here are just some of the values La Paloma Academy incorporates into daily routines as a charter school, giving us the La Paloma Advantage:

Character Curriculum

La Paloma Academy implements a character curriculum based on basic values called the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

Parent Involvement

Teachers work with parents directly, enabling parents to monitor test scores, homework, and attendance on a daily basis.


A dress code policy is enforced. Uniforms allow students to focus on their education instead of designer labels and fashion trends. The school colors are red, white, and blue.

Building a Solid Foundation for Every Child

Welcome to La Paloma Academy, Tucson’s fastest-growing charter school and the largest charter school in Southern Arizona. La Paloma Academy is a tuition-FREE, not-for-profit school. This gives us an advantage over private schools, which can cost thousands of dollars each year.