Here are the Top 10 charter schools and private schools in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

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Here are the Top 10 charter schools and private schools in Arizona, as featured in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona:

Charter schools

1. Legacy Traditional Schools

Background: Legacy Traditional Schools believes there is no limit to what a student can achieve with a great education. Legacy’s nonprofit network of tuition-free, A-rated public charter schools was founded on this principle, and it underlies our mission to educate lifelong learners and develop engaged citizens. Every Legacy Traditional School features a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes all areas of academic study, including the arts, physical education and extensive athletics and extracurricular activities. In 2020-2021, Legacy Traditional Schools are educating more than 23,000 students across 19 campuses in Arizona (Greater Phoenix, northwest Tucson, Maricopa and Casa Grande) and Nevada (North Las Vegas, Southwest Las Vegas and Henderson). Three new Legacy campuses in Mesa, East Tucson and Deer Valley will open next fall for the 2021-2022 school year.

2. Sequoia Schools

3. Academies of Math and Science

4. Great Hearts Academies

5. Benjamin Franklin Charter School

6. Arizona School for the Arts

7. BASIS Charter Schools

8. American Leadership Academy

9. Leman Academy of Excellence, Marana Campus

10. Primavera Online High School & Middle School

Private schools

1. Northwest Christian School

Background: Northwest Christian School is a private Christian school with a mission to provide an educational program that upholds high standards of scholastic and behavioral excellence and furnishes instruction in Bible-based Christian faith. It is Northwest Christian School’s greatest honor to enable students to develop a Christian worldview and prepare them to fulfill their God-ordained roles.

2. Grand Canyon University

3. Phoenix Country Day School

4. St. Mary’s High School

5. Valley Christian Schools

6. Xavier College Preparatory

7. Christ Lutheran School

8. Grace Christian Academy

9. Scottsdale Christian Academy

10. St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School