How Are We Different?
At Leading Edge Academy, we combine academic excellence with a passion to know each student and help them succeed in school, character, and life. We care about every student! With small class sizes, a safe, wholesome environment, traditional values, and school uniforms, our campus feels like a private school with the benefits of a public school, such as competitive sports, performing arts, and tuition-free education. Our High School, Gilbert Early College, intentionally prepares students to succeed at the college level, allowing them to enroll in college courses beginning their junior year. Leading Edge Academy. Leading a Generation to Excellence.
Founded in 2002 by Delmer Geesey, a pastor with the vision of starting a top-notch traditional education program, Leading Edge Academy began with 17 students. Through word of mouth by satisfied parents, the school began to grow each year. Leading Edge Academy has been ranked “Top 10 Charter School in the Valley” and today the K-12 Gilbert campus is home to over 500 students. The Leading Edge Charter Network has continued to expand and now has school sites in East Mesa, Queen Creek, and Maricopa.