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Great Hearts Archway Cicero Announces New Headmaster
By Claire Natale - Friday Aug 27, 2021
Great Hearts Academies is excited to announce that Stephanie Kaye is the new headmaster of grades K-5 at Great Hearts Archway Cicero heading into the 2021/2022 school year. Previously, Kaye was the Dean of Students at Great Hearts Archway Arete.

“It is a true gift to be given the opportunity to serve at Great Hearts Archway Cicero and bring classical education to the community where I raised my children,” said Kaye. “Classical education is at the core of what we do at Great Hearts and is key to cultivating the minds of our students. I am looking forward to a bright future with Archway Cicero.”

An Arizona native, Kaye began her Great Hearts career as a second through fifth grade music teacher at Arete in Gilbert, and in 2020 served as interim headmaster at Great Hearts Archway Trivium West for several months. Kaye earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in vocal performance at Grand Canyon University and is currently in a master's program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary studying for her degree in Moral Theology.

“Stephanie Kaye is a great addition to Great Hearts Archway Cicero,” said Erik Twist, Great Hearts Arizona President. “For seven years, Stephanie has shown her dedication with our young scholars. Her unique experience and skillset will be a great example to lead our next generation of students.”

While Kaye will oversee grades kindergarten through fifth grade as the Archway headmaster of Great Hearts Archway Cicero, Alex Julian will continue to run grades 6-12 as the headmaster of Great Hearts Cicero Prep.

Great Hearts Archway Cicero Academy has 525 students in K-5 and Great Hearts Cicero Preparatory Academy has nearly 500 students in grades 6-12. Cicero is located at 7205 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale.

Earlier this year, Great Hearts announced expansion plans. The network of tuition-free public nonprofit charter schools will open additional locations in Buckeye, Ariz., San Antonio, and Ft. Worth, TX. In August of 2022, it will be expanding its Anthem Preparatory campus in Arizona. Great Hearts Academies has no entry or testing requirements to enroll. The schools accept any student who applies as long as a seat is available. More information can be found at

About Great Hearts
Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. As the largest provider of liberal arts classical education campuses in the country, Great Hearts Academies serve more than 22,000 students at 37 tuition-free public charter schools in greater Phoenix, Ariz. and Texas, with waitlists that typically exceed enrollment. Great Hearts provides a robust liberal arts curriculum incorporating advanced math and science, a focus on the arts and foreign language, and a range of extra-curricular activities and athletics. Learn more at