Schnepf Elementary School

QCUSD’s Newest School – Opening July 2021

PreK* – 6th Grade – Call (480) 987-5935

Queen Creek Unified School District is proud to provide a new elementary school to the families we serve!

• A+ Academics

• Leader in Me® Campus

• STEAM Focused

Queen Creek Unified School District is proud to provide a new elementary school to the families we serve!

• A+ Academics

• Leader in Me® Campus

• STEAM Focused

Community Welcome Event

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

From 4 – 6 p.m.


Meet teachers, district staff and learn more about our new school and wonderful staff. Join us at Harvest Queen Creek Park – 25733 S. Harvest Lake Dr. Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Kindergarten Round-up Event

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Session 1:   5 p.m.


Learn about kindergarten at Schnepf Elementary by attending our Kindergarten Round-up event! This fun and exciting event is designed to give you a sneak preview of what kindergarten will be like in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Families will also learn about expectations for all QCUSD students and meet representatives from the following departments: child nutrition, transportation, and community education. Kindergarten Round-up for Schnepf Elementary will be at the QCUSD District Office (20217 E Chandler Heights Road Queen Creek 85142). Date and time information is below. Please enroll your child in kindergarten before attending this event.

Schnepf Elementary will serve students in preschool* through 6th grade.

*Preschool availability will be dependent on enrollment numbers. We are excited about the opportunities that come with opening new schools and the continued growth of QCUSD! 

Approved Boundaries

Families who live in the Schnepf Elementary Boundaries can now enroll via our online portal. Follow the steps found here: 

Families who live outside the Schnepf Elementary boundaries, need to fill out an Open Enrollment application and email it to Debbie Hobby:

More information on the Open Enrollment process can be found here:

A+ Academics

Schnepf Elementary will have the same outstanding academics provided in other QCUSD schools.

Leader in Me® Campus

Leader in Me empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

STEAM Focused

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities prepare each child for the future.

Schnepf Elementary will be located in the Harvest at QC subdivision, southwest of E Grange Parkway and N Gary Roads.

26161 S 231st St. Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Enriching and Engaging Programs

  • Preschool through 6th Grade
  • Free All-day Kindergarten
  • Before & After School Enrichment Classes
  • PE, Music, Library, and Art
  • STEAM Focused School
  • Leader in Me Campus

State-of-the-art Facilities

  • Maker Space, Music and Band Rooms
  • SmartLab and Media Center
  • Multi-purpose Room with a Large Performance Stage
  • Playground and Athletic Fields
  • 73,000 Square Feet with 30 Classrooms
  • 12 Acres Master Planned for Growth

Experienced Leadership

Mrs. Faith Orr, Principal of Schnepf Elementary, has over two decades of experience in education. This includes 15 years of expertise as an elementary classroom teacher and learning specialist in special education, gifted and talented, and early childhood development programs. Additionally, she has earned two Master’s Degrees in Instructional Leadership and Elementary Education. 

  • Two decades of experience in education
  • Principal for 6 years 
  • Previous experience in opening a new school

Yes, I’m interested! Give me more details.

Enroll Now! The first day of school will be July 21, 2021.
1st bell – 8:10 a.m.
Tardy bell – 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal – 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Schnepf Elementary students will transition to Newell Barney Junior High School.

Fill out the form below to get more information about enrollment.

You can also reach us via phone at (480) 987-5935.

Note: Preschool availability will be dependent on enrollment numbers for the school. We are excited about the opportunities that come with opening new schools and the continued growth of QCUSD!


A+ Academics

Schnepf Elementary will have outstanding academics like the other elementary schools in QCUSD. We teach in a variety of ways that promote stronger understanding and, ultimately, greater independence in the learning process. Our goal is not only to prepare every child to be successful, but to create lifelong learners.

STEAM Focused

 STEAM activities will be incorporated into the curriculum include computer science, robotics and art instruction. These programs engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.

Leader in Me® Campus

It is based on principles and practices of personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness, and upon the powerful premise that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader.

Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.

Construction Progress

Schnepf Elementary
Near E Grange Parkway and N Gary Roads
26161 S 231st St. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(480) 987-5935