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Principal’s Message


Hello CTA Knight Families,


This year has been off to a great start. Thank you for your attention to our policies, procedures, and routines. Like most things, when the “why” behind a rule or policy is known, people follow with more fidelity. In the case of our school, many of the reasons come down to safety and creating an environment conducive to learning. Thank you for all you do. As a dad of a kindergartener and a third grader, I know the challenges of homework, having them prepared, and getting them to school on time. We appreciate your efforts!


I am proud of the efforts of our teachers and staff as they have trained to make the educational experience for our students the best it can be. Recently, our teachers have been taking an extra hard look at student writing and have been collaborating on best instructional practices.  We are collectively challenging our students to become stronger writers. Hopefully you will see growth and your child will show confidence and competence in their written communication.


There are several fun events coming up that we are looking forward to. Hope to see you there!


My door is open.


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.