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Sunrise Middle School is focused on the 21st-Century learner. Our commitment to student success is evidenced in a variety of ways. 

Sunrise Middle School is focused on the 21st Century learner.  Our commitment to student success is evidenced in a variety of ways. Please allow us to share some of these ways with you.

Within our Quest Program for the Gifted, we offer a humanities-based block consisting of gifted literature, writing and social studies, as well as a science interface. Quest provides a cross-curricular exploration which will take students through the 7th and 8th grade english, science and social studies standards.

Our newest magnet program is Dual Language Mandarin Immersion (DLMI).  The DLMI program features a two-period block of elective classes including Mandarin Language Arts and Chinese Culture.  An emphasis on conversational skills, vocabulary development and cultural literacy is at the center of the DLMI program.

The Sunrise commitment to challenge students is evident in the variety of our honors programs.  We offer honors english, science and social studies as well as advanced high school math courses for high school credit.  Students prepare rigorously for high school honors and advanced placement courses within these classes.

Our science labs offer students a professional quality laboratory experience.  With 18 lab tables, nine per room, students have access to a diverse range of scientific exploration opportunities to get into the labs and learn through hands-on experiences.

Our fine arts department is beyond exceptional. Our students have consistently excelled at the high school, college and professional levels having been prepared through their performance experiences at Sunrise.  We currently offer visual art, dance, dance performance, stagecraft, theatre performance, concert band, guitar, advanced strings and various levels of outstanding choral groups.

These programs are just a part of what Sunrise has to offer. Sunrise narrowly missed being an A school this cycle with respect to performance labeling by the Arizona Department of Education. Sunrise also was recognized recently as a "US News and World Report Best Middle School" in Arizona.  We welcome your interest in our school!


Mission Statement

At Sunrise, we engage, inspire and nurture students through high quality instruction, meaningful educational opportunities and dynamic learning experiences.


Office Hours: 7:15 - 3:15 p.m. 

School Hours: 8:00 - 2:40 p.m. 

Early Dismissal: 8:00 - 12:00 p.m.