Inspiration Mountain School


  • Inspiration Mountain School will be a K-6 elementary school, with the infrastructure in place for future expansion to a K-8 campus. The project will include an administration building, multi-purpose building, and three classroom buildings.  Site development will include shade structures, baseball and soccer fields, bus routing, and parking.  The site is approximately 14 acres with 72,742 square feet of building footprint. 

    The McCarthy staff is fully committed to being a good neighborhood partner. The safety of all community members and construction personnel is our number one priority. 

    Should you have any issues regarding construction, please email McCarthy Building Company

Inspiration Mountain Latest Updates

  • Spiritwear

    RVI Team Sports online shop now open!

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  • Gifted Continuum of Services

    DVUSD Gifted Services believes all students, schools, and communities are unique. Our goal is to provide a wide range of services that meet our students' needs and interests as well as play to our educators' strengths and abilities.

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  • Meet our Staff

    The Inspiration Mountain team of master teachers are experts and innovators in their field who understand that strong relationships are the foundation for impactful learning.

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  • Box Tops for Education

    All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!

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  • Open Enrollment & Registration Now Open

    The path to being #Extraordinary begins with an education from Deer Valley Unified School District! Offering a PreK- 12th Grade education, your student will find success at DVUSD!

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  • Welcome Class of 2035

    Looking for more information or missed Inspiration Mountain's Kindergarten Night. Check out the Kindergarten Information & Readiness Newsletter.

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  • School Boundaries Approved

    DVUSD's Governing Board approves boundaries for Inspiration Mountain School. Click the headline above to read details and view the maps.

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  • Winning Proposed School Name, Mascot & School Colors!

    A winning school name, mascot and school colors have been determined by the votes of our DVUSD community!  The proposed name Inspiration Mountain School with the mascot of a Royal Blue and Black Knight was approved by the vote of the DVUSD Governing Board at the Jan. 25 DVUSD School Board Meetibng.

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  • School Information


    Inspiration Mountain School

    5757 W Inspiration Mountain Parkway

    Phoenix, AZ 85083

    (623) 376-5400 (after July 19)



    Dr. JoAnn Schwarting



    Julie Zalewski


    School Hours:

    8:00 am - 2:45 pm

    Early Release PLC Friday:

    8:00 am - 1:15 pm

    Half Day:

    8:00 am - 11:20 am



    Office Hours

    7:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Meet Dr. JoAnn Schwarting
    Dr. Schwarting

    Congratulations to Dr. JoAnn Schwarting, the 2021 DVUSD Principal of The Year, as she takes over the reins of Inspiration Mountain School. Dr. Schwarting has served the Deer Valley Unified School District since 2005. She taught seventh grade English language arts at Desert Mountain School for seven years. She then transferred to Desert Sky Middle School where she assumed the roles of instructional coach and assistant principal. Most recently, Dr. Schwarting spent the last six years leading Desert Mountain School as principal.

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