#1 Ranked Reggio Emilia Approach


> Ages 2 thru 5


> Largest Natural Grass Playground in Phoenix


> Completely Renovated Facility


> Open 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Mon-Fri, year round


> Privately Owned by Director Dr. Rosalind Schoppet


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Dr. Rosalind Schoppet

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  1. 18,000 square feet

  2. natural grass

  3. sprinklers

  4. stream

  5. greenhouse

  6. misters

  7. planting beds

  8. boat

  9. tunnel

  10. sandbox

  11. loose parts stations

  12. big wheel course

Why choose Pathways?


  • •Reggio Emilia-inspired, play-based, and child-directed
  • •Curriculum linked with AZ Early Learning Standards
  • •Project-based learning concepts
  • •Highly qualified teachers and low student-to-teacher ratios


  • •Parent involvement encouraged
  • •Parent-teacher communication via mobile app
  • •Interactive online parent portal
  • •Parent teacher conferences
  • •Monthly newsletters

Health & Safety

  • •Safe, clean, and healthy environment
  • •State-of-the-art security
  • •Engaging outdoor activities with natural experiences that help connect children with the world in which they live

Location & Hours

  • •School hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • •Early Care hours: 7:30am to 9am
  • •After Care hours: 3pm to 5:30pm
  • •Convenient Tempe location 1/2 mile west of Highway 101
  • •1835 E Guadalupe Road Suite C-103 Tempe Arizona 85283

Largest preschool playground in the valley

Feel confident choosing the best place for your child to learn and grow, enroll today!

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A little bit about our director/owner

I worked with Rosalind Schoppet as a Director of Academic Programs as well as a Middle School English teacher for the past three years (SY 2016- SY 2019) at BASIS Scottsdale.

In that time, I observed Rosalind’s passion for education and more importantly her drive to push for equity for her students. She truly believes in a student’s intrinsic ability to be successful through an individualized...


Sara A. Johnson

M.Ed Educational Leadership and Supervision

I had the privilege of working with Rosalind as a Director at BASIS Scottsdale for two years. In that time, Rosalind was the Special Education Director. Rosalind had the innate ability to meet all students' needs on a multitude of levels. She is a strong advocate who believes that all students can succeed, and she strives to provide them with the instruction, knowledge, and tools they need to be successful...

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Brittany Walker

Head of School, BASIS Scottsdale Primary

I worked with Roz as Dean of Students from July of last year at BASIS Scottsdale. During my time in this position, I worked frequently with Roz as we helped students who needed extra support. Roz’s passion for education and helping children was evident from my first meeting with her. She strives to do her best for her students and often goes above and beyond. Roz is always looking for ways...

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Elana Campbell

Dean of Students

I worked with Roz Schoppet at BASIS Scottsdale where she held the role of the school’s Special Education Coordinator. During that time, Roz demonstrated consistent dedication and a sincere desire to help provide quality and individualized support to the students to the best of her abilities.
I specifically remember a time when she was working closely with a particular 4th grade student, and she discovered...

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Lynn Kuvakos

4th Grade Teacher, BASIS Scottsdale

I worked with Dr. Rosalind Schoppet while I was a first grade teacher from 2015 - 2017 at Gilbert Arts Academy.

It was such a pleasure to work with Dr. Schoppet. As the Special Education Coordinator, Dr. Schoppet led the department well. I have never worked with a coordinator who was as organized and detail-oriented. We met regularly to discuss the needs of my students to ensure that we were meeting...

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Kyla Archie

Dr. Roz has been an advocate and partner in my son's education for over 6 years. My son will be graduating from high school next year. During his graduation, I will likely offer many words of thanks to Dr. Rosalind Schoppet for his success. From the age of 3, we recognized that my son lagged a little behind other 3 year olds. He was slow to walk, slow to potty train, and latent in his speech...

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Harlan B. Hodge, MSW

Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Center Diversity and Cultural Competency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital BJC HealthCare

I have had the pleasure of working closely with Dr. Rosalind Schoppet over the past several years at several different charter schools as her school psychologist. Rosalind is highly organized, efficient, and professional. Her insight and knowledge in working with students, faculty, and parents are outstanding. She has been a valuable asset to the campuses we have worked at together and she exhibits...

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Danielle De Micco

M.A. School Psychologist

What is the Reggio Emilia Approach?

The Reggio Emilia approach is a teaching philosophy that encourages children’s natural curiosity and learning through a playful, integrated, enriching environment. This approach fosters a unique reciprocal relationship between the teacher and the child, where children are active participants in their own learning.

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