Gilbert Elementary School

american Leadership Academy, Gilbert South K-6 Campus

Hello, and welcome! We invite your family to experience our South Gilbert elementary school by scheduling a tour at our campus today. As part of American Leadership Academy, we are proud to offer an exceptional educational experience for students in and around the East Valley.

The ALA experience includes outstanding academics, a wide variety of extracurricular activities, state-level competitive athletics, and direct leadership instruction and practice, all in a moral and wholesome environment. Dedication to educating your children and preparing them for the next step in their growth and development is just one aspect of our curriculum.

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Call our enrollment specialist at (480) 470-2550 for additional help or to schedule a tour of our school.
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Why parents (and students!) love our Gilbert elementary school. Watch more videos of our students, families, and happenings at the school here.

  • Gilbert South has a family-like culture, meaning, we're here to support your family and children.
  • No detail at our school gets overlooked.  
  • We pride ourselves in making personal connections with our students. We are their biggest cheerleaders!
  • Our teachers make learning unique with a variety of instructional strategies to appeal to multiple learning styles. 
  • Our specials and extra curricular activities are highly engaging and well-rounded programs.  
  • We have high but realistic expectations for our students and staff in all areas.  

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Before & After Programs

To make your commute and work-life balance manageable, we offer affordable and flexible before and after school programs - starting at $30/week! 

  • STEM-based activities 
  • Project and play-based learning 
  • Caring adults 
  • Academic support and homework assistance 
  • Skill-nurturing instruction 

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Outstanding Academics

Combining proven academic methods with an immersive environment, we can help build our students' critical thinking and real-life skills. Our PK-6 Gilbert elementary school is: 

  •  “A” rated
  • Based on ALA's R.A.I.S.E. and leadership values
  • Focused on literacy and mathematics
  • Technology-driven
  • Specialized curriculum for each grade level 

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Elementary School Sports

American Leadership Academy’s intramural sports program, or co-ed, cross-school program, is available for all students in 1st - 6th grade! On-campus training and cross-school competitions are available for the following sports: 

  • Basketball 
  • Track and Field 
  • Flag Football 
  • Volleyball 
  • Soccer

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Our Campus

Being a tuition-free charter elementary school, we accept students from around the valley with no restrictions concerning academic or social capabilities.  Gain a private education and an amazing educational experience by enrolling at our Gilbert elementary school. Looking for additional information? Schedule a tour with our school's enrollment specialist to see our state-of-the-art facilities and to get all of your questions answered.

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Contact Our South Gilbert Elementary School:

(480) 344-9894


1750 E Riggs Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85298

Located on Val Vista and Riggs Rd, our elementary school is centrally located for San Tan, Gilbert, and Queen Creek families. 

Directions from the North

If you are coming from the North side of Arizona, Head South until you reach Riggs Road. Follow Riggs heading East and make a left on Key Biscayne Drive right after you are welcomed by our fleet of American flags. Once you are on Key Biscayne Dr., you will take your second left indicated by our traffic signs, from there follow our traffic plan to drop off your child or you may park in the parking lot.

Directions from the East

 If you are driving East along the 202, turn right on Val Vista to head south. Continue for several miles until you reach Merlot St. (about 0.75 miles south of Chandler Heights Rd). Turn left and then right once you see our school "drop-off" signs. Follow our traffic plan to drop your child off at our campus or to locate and park near the front office. 

Directions from the South

If you are driving from the South, take Riggs Road for several miles and head south on Key Biscayne Drive. Take your second left following our traffic signs and proceed with the traffic plan to drop off your Little Leader in their designated location or located and park in our parking lot.

Directions from the West

If you are headed towards Phoenix following the 202, take the Val Vista exit ramp and turn left.  Drive down Val Vista for several miles and turn left on Merlot St. (about 0.75 miles south of Chandler Heights Rd.) Once you see our schools' "drop-off" signs, turn right and follow the traffic plan to drop off your child or locate and park near our administrative office. 

Our Vision:Our Mission:

Learn. Lead. Change the World!

To provide the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment.


GSE Parents

Parents of ALA Gilbert South Elementary, are you geared up for the new school year? Do not miss re-enrollment; complete the forms online!

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Meet Our Director:

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Sheila Frame has been with American Leadership Academy since 2012 where she has served as an Assistant Director for 4 years and has been instrumental in her school’s academic growth and leadership development.

For the last 14 years, Mrs. Frame has actively participated in several roles at the elementary level. In addition to being an administrator, she has been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, reading specialists, and mentor teacher. Sheila attended California State University, Long Beach and received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, History and Social Science. She has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Reading from Northern Arizona University.

She is married with two beautiful children and her family enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading new books. Her mission statement is “Don’t wait for inspiration, be the inspiration.” She believes anything is possible if you work hard enough; at ALA we always strive for excellence and she is proud to be a part of it!

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Little Leaders: Gilbert Preschool AZ

Now Enrolling! 

Did you know that our Gilbert campus offers affordable preschool and pre-k programs? Learn more about our teachers, classroom, and curriculum, and enroll today. We strive to provide all of our little leaders the best experience possible, mixing fun with core academics and technology. Our fine arts programs are incorporated in each classroom. 

  • Starting at $135/mo 
  • Now accepting 3-year-old and 4-year-old students 
  • Immersive lessons to help prepare students for academic excellence 
  • Early, late, and full-day programs 
  • Easy enrollment 

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