Desert Sage has received
an A rating from the AZ
Department of Education!
Desert Sage Elementary
4035 W. Alameda Rd
Glendale, Arizona 85310
Principal: Mrs. Lisa Crain
Main Phone: (623) 445-4700
Attendance: (623) 445-4790
Fax: (623) 445-4780
We offer a continuum of academic services for all of our students from gifted to Special Education. We offer gifted services in our K-2 classrooms, in the form of cluster teachers with support from our Sage teacher. Our 3rd through 6th grade Sage classes are a content replacement or “pull out” model to more effectively challenge your child. Our Sage teacher completes gifted testing several times throughout the school year.
Our Special Education services focus on inclusive practices as much as possible. We have four learning centers which are utilized to support students who need more specialized instruction.
Our school focus is on achieving our personal best using brain based techniques and strategies from HET (Highly Effective Teaching). HET emphasizes hands on learning, with real world problem solving activities. The HET model helps our teachers create a content rich, clutter free environment in which to create lessons that incorporate multiple intelligences, music, and movement to enhance learning.
We will continue to focus on rigorous, engaging curriculum utilizing small group instruction and the Common Core Standards.
Our friendly, outgoing office staff are here to support you throughout the school year. Please stop by or call if you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to meeting and talking with each and every one one of you. Please join us in growing responsible leaders at Desert Sage! We are looking forward to a wonderful and rewarding year with you and your child(ren).
Mrs. Crain, Principal and the Desert Sage Staff
Mandarin Project Goals:
Benefits of Early Language Acquisition (Immersion)
Research over the last few decades on early language acquisition has demonstrated that starting a dual language at an early age allows students to become more proficient in that dual language while still maintaining fluency in their primary language. More surprising is the recent research that shows the positive effects of dual language learning on the development of the brain. Some of the findings in the research include:
Why Mandarin Chinese?
including a project at a Glendale school