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Principal’s Message


Dear CTA Families, 

I hope this Fall is going well for you and your families. At school we are continuing to honor and celebrate traditions that come during this season. General themes include caring for others, recognizing and appreciating people who serve us, and being grateful for what we have. There are many ways that teachers and staff encourage students to participate in these themes, including a special Veteran’s Day celebration, writing letters to people, and sharing experiences with others that are meaningful to us.

I am proud of our students as they continue to work hard all day, every day. Student attendance and punctuality has improved since last year but there is still room for growth. As a reminder, it really is important that students are present as much as possible, and your efforts to get them here on time is appreciated.

There’s an abundance of fun and special events this quarter including the Boo Bash at Peter Piper Pizza, two different carnivals, 6th grade science camp, Veteran’s Day assembly, a food drive, Thanksgiving, and more. Please feel welcome to get involved. Thank you to all who help organize, plan, and host these events.

As always, my door is open. Please feel welcome to contact me.

All my best,

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.