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About Estrella Foothills

The Global Studies Program

Estrella Foothills Global Academy features global studies as its signature program. This program creates opportunities for students to think and engage in learning activities that broaden their global perspective. Mandarin Chinese is offered as a foreign language component.

The program is built around the following four domains of global competence:

  • Investigate the World: Students investigate the world beyond their immediate environment
  • Recognize Perspectives: Students recognize their own and others’ perspectives
  • Communicate Ideas: Students communicate their ideas effectively with diverse audiences
  • Take Action: Students translate their ideas into appropriate action to improve conditions

Quarterly Unit Plans encompass Communication, Collaboration, 21st Century Thinking, and Research that fosters internationally-minded thinking and learning.

Learning Attributes of the Month include:
  • Organizational Skills
  • Inquirers
  • Communicators
  • Open-Minded
  • Risk-Takers
  • Balanced
  • Caring
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Principled
  • Information Literacy Skills
  • Reflective

The program is modeled after the Asia Society’s Global School Design, which ensures all aspects of the school community are designed to support a global focus.

International Baccalaureate

Estrella Foothills Global Academy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Middle Years Programme. We received full authorization as an IB World School in Fall 2022. EFGA aims to provide a world-class education that focuses on attributes that can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national, and global communities and help students to become lifelong learners.

School Hours

Estrella Foothills’ school hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

About the Campus

Estrella Foothills Global Academy is located within the Taylor Morrison development near 55th Avenue and Carver at the southern end of Laveen. Located near the expanded Loop 202, the school is easily accessed by those utilizing the new South Mountain freeway.

The site features three playfields. Additionally, there is a joint-use playground/city park.  The City of Phoenix and Taylor Morrison funded the development, construction, amenities and improvements and the Laveen District maintains it.  Estrella Foothills has exclusive use of the area during school hours and events. The park area’s lighting is funded by the city.

The school was designed by EMC2 Architects and constructed by S.D. Crane Builders. It was being built using state funding provided by the Arizona School Facilities Board.

Groundbreaking Celebration

Laveen held a groundbreaking celebration on Friday, October 25. View photos from this event.

Flyover Video

Informational Meeting

If you missed the informational meetings held for prospective families, you can view the slides from these sessions.