Mascot Clubs and Mascot Camps

  • Mascot Clubs meet the needs of families in the Paradise Valley Unified School District by providing a safe and fun place for children to be before school, after school, on recess days and during summer.  The site manager at each school is a professional with specialized training in school-age child care.  Our staff members may be college students pursuing their education degrees, paraprofessionals from other district programs, or other adults who have experience with and an interest in working with children.  The staff is assisted by high school students enrolled in PV Schools career training program.  The staff benefits from training offered through the AZ Center for After School Excellence.



    The safety of the children is our first priority.  To assure the highest standards, all Mascot Club sites are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as child care facilities.  Each site is equipped with its own first-aid kit and manual, and staff members are certified in first-aid and CPR.  Walkie-talkies keep the staff in constant touch with the site manager in case of emergency.


    The program of activities is rich and varied.  Activities are offered to cultivate children's talents and interest in many diverse areas.  Our lesson plans are aligned with the Arizona Center for After School Quality Standards.  Mascot Clubs are active places with many choices.


    Mascot Club before- and after-school program is available at most of our elementary schools.  The program operates Monday through Friday.  Morning hours are from 6:30 a.m. until 30 minutes prior to the start of school.  Afternoon hours are from school dismissal until 6:30 p.m. Mascot Club is for children who are elementary school-age, for 3-year-old Mini Scholars enrolled at Pinnacle Peak Elementary, for 4-year-olds enrolled in Little Scholars and Gifted Preschool, and 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in Montessori.
    Children enrolled in the Mini Scholars, Little Scholars and Montessori Pre-K programs are eligible to attend Mascot Club during the school year, for an additional fee at most locations.  The Mascot Camp option is not available for three-year-olds. 
    Registration for the 2017-18 school year is accepted in the PVSchools Community Education office at 15032 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ  85032.
    Registration for the 2018-19 school year will begin on February 5, 2018.  Registration will be accepted online.  
    A non-refundable registration fee of $90 is required at the time of initial registration.  A non-refundable re-registration fee is required at the time of any re-registration.
    If you need assistance with fees, contact the Department of Economic Security at (602) 569-4719.

Upcoming Events

  • Are you interested in knowing more about the preschool possibilities in PVSchools?  Please join us for Preschool Universe on January 25, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Fireside Elementary School.  From Little Scholars to Mini Scholars, from SUN Kids to Title I, all of your preschool questions will be answered at this informative parent night.  

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