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Principal’s Message

Hello Knights Families,
I hope you are healthy and happy as we head into fall. This season is so much fun as we enjoy cooler weather and the traditions of the season. At school we have some great events planned and I encourage you all to get involved. There are many ways to connect with our school, even if you can’t regularly come in during the school day. Talk to a teacher or contact me for ideas! Being a dad, I have first-hand experience of hearing the response, “nothing” after asking my kid’s what they learned that day. Hopefully through our newsletters, website, email communication, phone calls, and conferences we are sharing what is going on at CTA. Just as important as it is for us adults to share school happenings, it’s important for your child to share this information. We strive to have students own their education. I see evidence of this in classrooms when students are asking questions, writing in their agendas, tracking their progress, and reviewing rubrics to understand what is expected of them. What a great skill to develop! Please help support this by reviewing your child’s agenda and continuing to ask questions about what they are learning. I am so proud of our students and staff and I am honored to be part of this community. Please feel welcome to contact me, my door is open.
All my best, Jeff GreenJeff
Proud Principal




Welcome to Combs Traditional Academy

We’re one of five elementary schools in the J.O. Combs Unified School District, located in the warm and beautiful San Tan Valley of Arizona. You’ll find our school conveniently located at the southeast corner of Combs & Gantzel Roads. We proudly serve students in kindergarten through 6th grade.

What makes us unique is our “Back-to-Basics” philosophy. Here at Combs Traditional Academy we develop a solid foundation of fundamental and higher-level thinking skills through a structured curriculum that is consistent and sequential throughout grade levels. We deliver curriculum using direct teaching techniques, whole class instruction, and other approved teaching methods. We also plan our teaching and learning around textbooks and written assignments and do not interrupt classes for non-curricular programs or activities.

Browse our website to find out more about who we are and our educational philosophy. If you feel your child would benefit from what we have to offer, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!

What people are saying about Combs Traditional Academy

I absolutely love CTA! - Involved teaching staff- my son's teacher is always open and available for quick meetings and takes the time to provide attention to each individual's needs.

I am so proud of how my son is doing at this school. He has always struggled with confidence and his teacher is always so helpful finding ways that will help him succeed.

This school is one of a very limited number of schools in the state of Arizona that has one of the best top notch educations and teaching for AZ. The teachers not only care but they also want your kid to succeed. The school has a small enrollment, which makes the learning even more fun and challenging.