About Neely Traditional Academy
GPS was an early adopter of Traditional education with Neely Traditional Academy, established in 1999. The traditional model offers students access to rigorous education experience, with high expectations for all students in academic achievement, music and art performance, physical education, and technology, with a focus on character development.
Students in these programs will engage in the traditional instructional model in Reading and Math. The Spalding method teaches comprehensive, spelling, writing and reading with phonics. Math instruction utilizes Saxon Math which is a program that develops a deep mastery of math skills and concepts through instruction that builds on prior knowledge through an incremental, distribution, and cumulative approach.
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Neely Traditional Academy Application Information
A Neely application form must be submitted online for the possibility of enrollment:
Additionally, new students to the Gilbert Public Schools District will need to complete the district online enrollment process.
All applications are eligible based on the date of application and based on the following priority: siblings of current Neely students, children of a district employee (cap of 20%), residents of Gilbert Public schools, non-residents of the school district.
If the student resides in a school district other than Gilbert Public Schools an Open Enrollment Application must be submitted during the online registration process in addition to the application to Neely Traditional Academy.
Additionally, students currently on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) must submit the IEP and an Open Enrollment Application with the online application process to ensure there is the capacity to provide these services.
Busing is available for students within Gilbert Public School District from Central Locations: Pick-up sites are Boulder Creek Elementary, Finley Farms Elementary, Oak Tree neighborhood stop sites, and a locations near Ashland Ranch Elementary and Carol Rae Ranch Elementary.
Thank you for your interest in Neely Traditional Academy!
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Jennifer Greene, Principal
Welcome to Neely Traditional Academy! Home of the Knights! We are a caring kindergarten through 6th grade community of talented and motivated students and staff and supportive families. We offer a traditional curriculum and environment focusing on rigor, relevance, and relationships as we build a solid foundation for future academic and life success. Our goal is for our students to have a life-long love of learning, lasting friendships, and perseverance to prevail.
My love of learning is the reason I have been in education for over 20 years as a teacher, junior high guidance counselor, assistant principal, and principal. I believe that all students have the ability to learn with guidance, coaching, and encouragement to acquire skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime.
Upcoming Neely Events
July 10, 2023
July 12, 2023
July 18, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Teacher Reveal @ Peter Piper Pizza
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Portal Opens for Parents to view Classes
July 21, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Meet the Teacher
July 25, 2023
September 18, 2023
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February 14, 2024
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February 16, 2024
Elementary School Day Start & End Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:10am–2:55pm
Wednesday Early Release: 8:10am–1:55pm
Half Days: 8:10am–11:55am