Posts By: David Higuera

IDEA School Community Gathering

Dear IDEA School Families, We want to remind all of you that our first ever IDEA School Community Gathering (the first of many!) will be this Friday, July 18th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Tucson Museum of Art (MAP) Education Building (located just east of the main museum building). Please bring your family and meet our staff,… Read more »

New Collaborators

See our updated Staff Page and meet our newest Collaborators, Alfredo Quiahuitl Villegas and Erin Howell Recuparo! Some of you may know Quiahuitl already, as he is the man who conceived of and designed the Experimental Rythm and Beats Studio at Ochoa Elementary School.  Quiahuitl also co-founded the non-profit Children Carrying the Sound, which provides music… Read more »

The Reggio Emilia Approach

A note from Shana Cinquemani, IDEA School Collaborator and PhD candidate at the U of A in Art and Visual Culture Education: My passion for the Reggio Emilia approach is grounded in their exceptional consideration of art as one of the “hundred languages” that children use to communicate and express themselves. A core aspect of this perspective… Read more »

Big Announcement!

We are excited to announce that the IDEA School will be located at the Tucson Museum of Art! The Tucson Museum of Art’s Education Building is situated across the plaza from the main museum and will offer us many wonderful ammenities including a lovely courtyard for meals and play, a library full of art books and resources, and two beautiful classroom… Read more »


We are excited to share our progress with you as we continue building the IDEA School, to open August 11th with Kindergarten – 3rd Grade in downtown Tucson.  We still have a few slots available! To apply, click here. We have been hard at work building community partnerships to enrich our students’ learning experience.  One of the things that sets… Read more »