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.
Neely Traditional Academy Application Information
A Neely application must be submitted for the possibility of enrollment. Once your Neely application is complete please go to the Gilbert Public Schools website to complete the GPS enrollment application (this does not apply to current GPS students).
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 in addition to the Registration Application to Neely Elementary.
Additionally, students currently on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) must submit the IEP and an Open Enrollment Application with the application 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!