About Explorer

Welcome Parents and Students of Explorer Middle School,

The great challenge for any school is to find a way to meet the needs of each student that walks through the doors each day.  The Vision of the Paradise Valley Unified School District and Explorer Middle School is to stand out from the rest; and to cultivate, lead, and inspire world-class, innovative thinkers and expert communicators in each of our students.  We accomplish this through Explorer's mission: Engage, Empower, Explore, Experience.

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Schedule a Tour

Our Fall tours are now complete; however, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 12, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for our Parent Orientation and Elective Showcase. This is an opportunity to join other parents of incoming students to meet our administration and visit a few of our elective classrooms.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Michelle Faudskar at 602.449.4212.

All Open Enrollment applications are due in the District Office no later than December 2, 2019. Please note that acceptance is not determined on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications received by December 2 have an equal opportunity for placement. 

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ADE B rated school

A B-rated School

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Top 60 Middle School in Arizona

20+ Elective Choices

20+ Elective Choices

1:1 technology ratio

1:1 Technology Ratio

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No Place for Hate School


Registration Now Open for 10th Annual PVSchools 5K Community Run

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual PVSchools 5K Co...

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What Is Open Enrollment and How It Works

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Helping Our Neighbors - Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank

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Other Upcoming Events

High schoolers take end-of-semester exams and get released early.
End of semester for all schools in the district.
All schools and district offices closed during the winter…

Jan 06, 2020

Classes Resume

All schools reopen for the start of the second semester.