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Academia Del Pueblo

About Us


Academia del Pueblo has a comprehensive elementary school curriculum. All students receive rigorous instruction in English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Computer Education, Physical Education, and  Spanish for our middle school students.  Academia del Pueblo is committed to providing an extraordinary education for our students at every grade level. To ensure this, each classroom aligns teaching and learning to the Arizona standards. These standards are the foundation for relevant, and authentic learning opportunities that allow AdP students to connect to the world around them while applying critical and abstract thinking strategies.  Our highly qualified teachers use the most up to date curriculum to create meaningful and rigorous learning opportunities for students and inspire our students to become global thinkers and community leaders. Friendly House’s Academia del Pueblo is located next door to the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at 201 E. Durango Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. The school is a continuation of ECDC’s curriculum offering a collaborative learning environment encouraging respect and responsibility, and challenging students to develop into productive citizens.



The mission of the Academia del Pueblo Elementary Charter School is to serve the academic, social, and individual needs of students by developing an educational program that will enhance the students' knowledge and skills and prepare them to successfully respond to the challenges and changes of our society.




a) To provide a 21st century school experience that promotes an academically and socially aware community of student leaders in an innovative, collaborative, and digitally-integrated learning environment b) To provide a challenging curriculum that fosters citizenship and builds a strong community that collaborates to prepare our students higher education and a changing global society.



ADP is transforming the teaching and learning experience through the use of 21st century technology. During the  academic school year, every student at AdP receives an iPad and every classroom is equipped with an Apple TV. These innovative devices allow teachers to create personalized learning opportunities through engaging and innovative curriculum.



ADP also offers free recreational and academic enrichment programs. These extracurricular programs help promote intellectual, social and physical well-being. A few of the programs we offer include ASU America Reads/America Counts, honors courses, TRiO, journalism, S.T.E.A.M, B.O.L.T, ballet folklorico, dance, spirit line, BMX Club, drama and competitive athletic programs.

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(602) 258-4353

Vice President of Elementary Education

Principal: Frank Lomeli

Assistant Principal: Jose Hernandez

Academia Teacher wins Milken Educator Award!

Academia del Pueblo is proud to announce that Shalini Sharma, our fifth grade teacher is the recipient of this year’s Milken Educator Award. This award is highly selective . The award is given for exceptional educational talent and instruction as evidenced by student learning results in the classroom and school. Ms. Sharma was recently presented with the award and $25,000. We are incredibly proud to have such dedicated and talented teachers at ADP.

" I believe in hard work. Whatever endeavor you choose to do in life you can do more than you think. I believe that everybody's lives can be changed and that education is the force."

-Shalini Sharma

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