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About Our School

Explorer Middle School was established in the beautiful fall of 1997. It proudly stands tall on 40th Street, just north of Deer Valley Road. Explorer is situated in a rapidly developing and flourishing area of Northern Phoenix with numerous brand-new neighborhoods. 

Explorer is thrilled to embark on the great challenge of meeting the needs of every student who walks through our doors each day. Our vision is to be a cut above the rest and motivate students to become world-class, innovative thinkers and expert communicators. 


Engage, Empower, Explore, Experience.


We believe that all students can achieve...and all means all.

Personal integrity and respect are given and received by all students, teachers, and staff.

Diversity and individual differences are celebrated and valued.

We focus on the relationship between educator and student, built around a challenging, meaningful, and engaging curriculum.

Our parents are vital partners and valued resources in the educational process.

Our PTO is a vital partner in educating our students and community.

Technology plays a critical role in the success and lives of our students and their future education.

Equipping students with 21st Century Skills: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking are a strong focus across the curriculum

We are a community that strives to do all of this through a school environment that is inviting, safe, inclusive, and supportive of all.


Explorer Middle School empowers students to meet high academic standards while cultivating positive citizenship and preparing them for success in the 21st century. We offer innovative experiences aligned with state standards, and frequent opportunities to explore the arts, physical fitness, foreign languages, and technology. Our dedicated faculty supports students to meet rigorous standards in a safe and inclusive learning community.


School Motto: A place where every student feels safe, known, and cared for.

School Mascot: Trailblazers

School Colors: Teal and Gold

School Hours

School Hours
9:00 a.m - 3:40 p.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Early Release Hours
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.