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Principal’s Message


Hello Knight Families,


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a healthy and happy New Year.

During the first few weeks of the new year, my gym is always crowded. This is a good thing because it means more people are committing to take care of themselves and better their health. Unfortunately, in six weeks, the gyms probably will not be as busy. What we want for our students is for them to go after their goals, but also consistently work towards them. This takes a desire, certain routines, and being able to shake off the bad days or the small failures and keep moving towards their goals.

At school, our job is to keep students enjoying learning, develop effective learning habits, hold students accountable for high expectations, recognize their efforts, and model the consistent work it takes to accomplish goals.

What experts say parents can do for their child is 1.Build a solid partnership with the school. 2. Check in with the child on school/academics by looking over their work, reading newsletters, checking homework, and asking questions about what they are learning. 3. Support the child’s learning by getting them to school on time every day, prioritizing reading in the home, sharing the importance of a good education, and demonstrating a positive attitude towards school (even homework).

Your child’s education is a high priority and we do not take that responsibility lightly. It is an honor and privilege. Thank you for your support.

My door is also open.

Happy New Years!

Jeff Green
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.