By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic
Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Great Hearts Academies
Great Hearts Academies, a charter-school network with roughly two dozen sites in Arizona and Texas, plans to open a new campus in Maryvale in 2018.
The school, which will be located near 47th Avenue and Camelback Road, will grow to serve children in grades 3-12 who graduate from Maryvale Preparatory Academy, a partner school with more than 500 children in lower grades and a wait list of roughly 400 students.
The new school will be built using as much as $20 million in tax-free bonds recently approved by Maricopa County’s Industrial Development Authority and donor contributions. Great Hearts also hopes to take advantage of a financing program created by Gov. Doug Ducey that helps expand high-performing schools with wait lists.