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Western School of Science and Technology: A Challenge Foundation Academy believes that in order to serve the school’s mission, strong and inextricable links between the school and its target community must exist. Strong community partnerships can specifically address community challenges, and addressing those challenges together can lead to improved educational outcomes.

Western: CFA exists to transform Maryvale by improving low-income west Phoenix students’ opportunities for advancement in the global technological economy by providing needed preparation for the academic rigors of college graduation leading to career success. Our vision is that 100% of students graduate high school on time, 100% of students matriculate to higher education, and 100% of students eventually graduate from college on time.

We aim to do this through a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum based in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition, our STEM programming will allow us to fulfill the first phrase of our mission statement and contribute to the transformation of the Maryvale community.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
– William Yeats


Western Instruction Fellow

We are looking for dedicated college and university students and other volunteers to become Instructional Fellows to support our teachers and work with our students. Learn more.

Work for Western: CFA

TeamCFA is seeking highly-qualified, enthusiastic individuals with a passion for education and making a difference in the lives of our students. Employment opportunities for teachers, staff and school leaders within our network of charter schools are handled at the local level. Visit our Employment Opportunities for more details.