Calabasas School Students
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Learn all about Calabasas School

We at Calabasas School, a public school in Rio Rico, Arizona, are focused on the success of our students. Our Pre-K through eighth grade students thrive in a close-knit atmosphere of learning that is successful in preparing them for high school and beyond.

Our technology-based academics programs, our athletics and clubs, our ESL program for students and English classes for adults, and our emphasis on individual success for every student every day is what makes Calabasas a great place to learn.

The Key To Success

Over the past four years, our students have shown improvement in their Stanford 10 test scores in every subject, every year. Our AIMS scores have also improved every single year, and we have set all-time highs in reading scores the last two years consecutively. The key to such success is, first of all, parents who strive to help their kids understand the importance of attending school regularly and gaining a good education. And secondly, we have highly qualified teachers and amazing staff members who work diligently to create a positive learning environment in which our students excel both socially and academically.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate students to become active, lifelong learners and responsible citizens in a culturally diverse global environment.

Our Principal
Mr. John M. Fanning, Principal

Mr. John Fanning began his career in the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District. From 1989-2003, Mr. Fanning served as a physical education teacher at Mt. View Elementary and Calabasas Middle School.  

In 2003, he became assistant principal at Calabasas Middle School. He was promoted to principal at Calabasas from 2006-2008, before being named to open and serve as principal of Coatimundi Middle School. He continued to serve as Coatimundi’s instructional leader until his appointment to principal at Anza Trail K-8 School from 2013 until 2015. 

Mr. Fanning has been widely recognized for his professional accomplishments, including NASSP/MetLife Arizona Principal of the Year, Arizona Educational Foundation A+ School of Excellence Award (Coatimundi Middle School – 2011 & Anza Trail K-8 School – 2015), AZ Junior High Student Council Association Administrator of the Year, and Arizona School Administrators (ASA) Middle Level President. 

Mr. Fanning holds a BS in education from Northern Arizona University and a M.Ed. in educational leadership, from NAU.

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Daily Schedule

Our school day begins at 7:30 a.m., with a warning bell at 7:25 a.m. We ask that you please do not drop off your children at school before 7:10 a.m. due to the lack of adult supervision at that time.

Start/Dismissal Schedule:

    Dismissal Time
Grade Level Start Time Regular Early (Wed.)
K - 5th Grade 7:30 a.m. 2:10 p.m. 11:40 p.m.
6th, 7th, & 8th 7:30 a.m. 2:50 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

Pre-K (M, T, Th, F):

  • AM Session: 7:50-11:00 a.m.
  • PM Session: 11:50 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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