About Fireside

Fireside Elementary is home to super SPARK students in Pre-K through 6th grade. Our caring staff is exceptional at meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students. Each grade level incorporates technology to engage our students and enhance the learning environment. Fireside is also home to the district’s gifted program which includes both self-contained classrooms and gifted cluster classrooms. Students are surrounded by a rich core knowledge curriculum, 21st-century learning opportunities, and rigorous math and English language arts curriculum implemented by committed and passionate teachers. Our students benefit from our Art, PE, Music, Band or Strings, STEM, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) special area classes. Our students also participate in Junior Achievement, Student Council, Running Club, Mustang Patrol, Art Masterpiece and Fireside’s Digital Citizenship Program. We have a parent community that is supportive, active and a vital part of our culture.

US News Report has been published and Fireside Elementary School is:

#18 in Arizona Elementary Schools

#1 in Paradise Valley Unified District Elementary Schools

Our school placed among the top 30% of elementary schools in the state of Arizona, making it a U.S. News Best Elementary School. Here’s a look at what we published about our school, including our new ranking(s).

At Fireside Elementary, we are Safe, Positive, Appropriate, Responsible, and Kind!

We are Fireside!

Dr. Danielle Else, Principal  

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Open Enrollment

Continue your child's journey of excellence by open enrolling. Open Enrollment is a process allowing parents or guardians to apply for admission to any public school, as long as there is classroom space available. Parents and guardians often choose to open enroll their children in PVSchools for various reasons, including the unique and innovative award-winning programs, teaching philosophy, extracurricular activities, and more.

For more information on the open enrollment process, to include early bird open enrollment information, visit the PVSchools Open Enrollment webpage.

2021-22 School Year

Grade Level Capacity  Open Enrollment 
01 100 Open
02 104 Open
03 108 Open
04 116 Open
05 90 Closed
06 120 Open
KG 92 Closed
SPED Resource  35 Closed

2022-23 School Year

Grade Level Capacity  Open Enrollment 
01 75 Open
02 78 Closed
03 81 Open
04 87 Open
05 120 Open
06 90 Open
KG 92 Open
SPED Resource  50 Closed

*The second chart above reflects the capacity for the upcoming school year. For the following school year, all grade levels are accepting open enrollment applications unless otherwise stated.  
**A specialized program that is designated closed for the current school year will remain closed for the following school year unless otherwise stated. Students interested in being put on the waitlist should complete an Open Enrollment application.

Welcome Future Kindergarten Families!

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Video Presentation Coming soon... 

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Registration for Kindergarten is online: Online Registration.

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School Supply List 

Access the 2021-2022 Edukit Supply Lists for Fireside Elementary


We're Hiring!

Please apply at pvschools.net/jobs.


Are you thinking of joining us Fall 2022?

Please contact the front office to schedule a school tour. 

All tours will be held 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

A tour date is scheduled for April 27th. 


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