Welcome to STAR School!

The STAR School is a dynamic, award-winning Pre-K through 8th Grade Public Charter School -- primarily serving Native American students, near Flagstaff and Leupp, AZ.

Aerial tour of STAR School

by Madison and JoshuaSTAR School 7th and 8th grade students

Table of Contents

Overview of STAR School

Now accepting applications for student enrollment!

Click here to open/download the enrollment packet: Student Enrollment Packet

About The STAR School

The STAR (Service to All Relations) School is a charter elementary school located 25 miles east of Flagstaff, Arizona, near the Southwest corner of the Navajo Nation. The school serves students from preschool through grade 8 who live in a large rural area that includes Leupp, Tolani Lake, and parts of Flagstaff. Class sizes are limited to allow for individual attention, and we have a waiting list each year. Families are encouraged to enroll students early to reserve a place.

The STAR School’s vision is to create a joyful learning community in which members develop the character, skills and attitudes for understanding themselves, living in balance, and serving all our relations.

STAR is the first all off-grid, solar and wind powered, charter school in the country. Sustainable living is a way of life intrinsic to the community which the school serves. We promote self-reliance, alternative building methods, and energy sources such as solar and wind power.

We agree with the evidence that small community schools can deliver a superior education. We have set out to be a model of how that can be done even in a community with few jobs, no public utilities, and high drop-out rates. We host workshops about our unique curriculum, sustainable living, place-based education, culturally responsive education, technology and the arts. Contact us if you are interested in our workshops.

News about STAR School

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Safe, Clean Water for the People

click image to play video -- overview of solution for dangerous poisons in Navajo water (https://vimeo.com/567327904 )
click image to play video -- overview of solution for dangerous poisons in Navajo water (https://vimeo.com/567327904 )

click for details

First Lady Michelle Obama got her hands dirty harvesting the White House Kitchen Garden alongside students from STAR School.

STAR School was one of only three schools outside the Washington, D.C., area invited this year to participate in the annual fall harvest of the vegetable garden planted by the first lady on the South Lawn of the White House.

I’m happy that you guys are here to help me -- because we couldn’t get this done without you!” Obama said before the event.

Links & Webpages

(See full menus of this website, too -- for lots more webpages!)

Awards and Grants

2012 Winner of "Green Ribbon Schools"

(per U.S. Department of Education)

28 page PDF of formal "2012 Nomination and AZ Certification"

ie, application for "Green Ribbon Schools"

STAR School is an "Ashoka Changemaker School"

"The Changemaker Schools Network is a global community of leading elementary, middle and high schools that prioritize empathy, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and changemaking as student outcomes.

Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine's

The Coolest Schools in America

Community Model Award 2012

(see 3rd slide -- up from end of list)

Coconino County

Sustainable Building Program

STAR School State Performance Dashboard

( click for details -- per website for "Arizona State Board for Charter Schools")

In accordance with A.R.S. Section 15-189.05 (Laws 2018, Ch. 285, Section 3),

The STAR School hereby reports average teacher salaries:

  • Average teacher salary for 2020-21 is $45,924

  • Average teacher salary for 2019-20 is $48,594

  • Average teacher salary for 2018-19 is $39,796

  • This reflects an average increase since 2018 of 9.6%.