K-8 Charter School in East Mesa

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Leading Edge Academy East Mesa
Grades K-8

Call: 480.984.5645  Or Visit:
10115 E. University Drive | Mesa, AZ 85207

Now Enrolling All Grades

Join the Family!

In the popular movie Lilo and Stitch, Lilo says: “‘Ohana means family. Family means no one is left behind – or forgotten.” Ohana is a great way to describe the atmosphere at Leading Edge East Mesa.  We are a family. Our parents are highly involved at the campus, and no one is left behind or forgotten.

``Our goal is to promote academic achievement in a safe, supportive, and caring learning environment as we develop students of character.” - Chad Kobold, Principal

Our Campus

We are a K-8 campus with small class sizes, a safe, wholesome environment, traditional values, and school uniforms. Our campus feels much like a private school – except we are a tuition-free charter school. We invite you to join the East Mesa family!  Experience our East Mesa campus by watching the virtual tour.

What Parents Are Saying:

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Mission & History


Leading Edge Academy will develop lifelong learners who lead with character and achieve academic excellence by educating the whole child and fostering community and parental partnerships.


Founded in 2002 by Delmer Geesey, a pastor with the vision of starting a top-notch traditional education program, Leading Edge Academy schools began with 17 students. Through word of mouth by satisfied parents, the school began to grow each year. In 2007 The Leading Edge Charter Network took this successful format and expanded to East Mesa. The Leading Edge Charter Network continues to expand and currently has school sites in East Mesa, Queen Creek, Gilbert and Maricopa.

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