The vision of Explorer Middle School is to become a great adolescent-centered learning community, where students are expected to meet high academic standards, contribute as positive citizens in our community, and become productive members of the 21st century. We are committed to providing innovative and challenging experiences through our curriculum, instruction, and assessment that are aligned with state standards. We are dedicated to provide support and time for students to meet rigorous standards. We are committed to providing our students frequent exposure to the visual and performing arts, physical fitness, foreign language and technology.
We are very proud to continuously be recognized as one of Arizona's most excelling schools earning the "A" rating on the state's grading system. The Phoenix Magazine recognized Explorer MS as the Best School for Technology in the August 2010 issue. We are currently rated a "10" on GreatSchools.net for our school’s outstanding academic achievement. District's from around the state and the nation tour our school on a regular basis to learn about our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.