Programs offered are geared to
foster opportunities for daily success
for each and every child.
We offer special events that no
other school does; offering a balance
of fun and learning.
The Scottsdale School carefully selects staff from many qualified applicants. References and credentials are carefully reviewed before offers are made to potential applicants. Background checks are also made prior to employment.
Our Teachers must have both professional training and teaching experience. In addition to outstanding credentials, our teachers have the desire to make a positive impact in every student’s life.
Suzanne Council has been part of The Scottsdale School family for the past fourteen years. Suzanne grew up in New York City and moved to Arizona fourteen years ago. Suzanne and her husband Chris have two children, Lexi and Gavin. Lexi is a graduate of The Scottsdale School and Gavin is currently a student. Suzanne has taught all levels at The Scottsdale School and was our Assistant Director for five years before becoming the director. Suzanne brings a wide range of experience, enthusiasm, and great leadership skills to her position.
A part of our regular curriculum, The Scottsdale School offers a weekly music program for all students in attendance that is taught by a certified music specialist. Classes are 30 minutes long and are age appropriate.
Ms. Debbie, our Musical Director and owner of Melody Makers, orchestrates our entire music program and prepares the children for our memorable concerts, including the Christmas and Spring musicals.
Ms. Debbie’s innovative concept in early childhood education is making a difference in the lives of thousands of children. Every class is taught by a trained Music Specialist that follows a specially designed curriculum of songs, stories and lessons that emphasize character qualities, such as: Honesty, Self-Discipline, Respect, Sharing, Patience, Responsibility, Kindness, Courage, Thankfulness, Generosity, and more.
Each concert is professionally video-taped and available on CD after the performance for a nominal purchase price. Videos are wonderfully produced and a fantastic way to cherish those special moments for a lifetime.
Ms. Debbie combines music, activities and story-telling into his class, and introduces children to a variety of instruments. Inspirational Bible themes are incorporated in these lessons. A real crowd-pleaser!
We also offer a Spanish program for our three year old and Pre Kindergarten classes twice a week as part of our regular curriculum. This class introduces beginning Spanish through games, songs, arts and crafts, story-telling and interactive DVD’s.