About Us


Contact Information

33622 N. Mountain Vista Blvd.
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142

Front Office: (480)474-6175

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Mountain Vista Academy, Home of the Lions!  My name is Robert Edwards Jr. and I will be the Principal for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year at MVA.  I started out in the education field as a Physical Education teacher for 5 years at Tucson High Magnet along with coaching football, baseball, golf, and girls’ soccer.  In 2008 I started my administrative career by opening San Tan Foothills High School as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director.  In 2013-2014 I became the Principal of San Tan Foothills.  I am honored and excited to start my 15th year in the education field at Mountain Vista Academy.

I look forward to working with your child as they transition from several different campuses into their new home campus at Mountain Vista Academy.  MVA will house the 9th-12th Credit Recovery Program, K-8 B.E.S.T Program and the K-12 E.D. Program.

Our dedicated staff is excited and eager to start the new school year which is just around the corner as school starts back up on Monday July 24, 2017.  Our mission at MVA is “Get students to the bar and through it”.  To reach this goal I believe that the school community must work together as an extended family to ensure success for all of our students. I believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to provide our students the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible when they move on from Mountain Vista Academy.  

With that in mind, we would like to invite all parents/guardians to be an active participant at Mountain Vista Academy. Whether you volunteer in the classroom or at events, we encourage you to be involved! Education research clearly shows that parents’ participation on campus coincides with a much greater likelihood of academic success for their student. 

Please join us for Meet the Teacher on Wednesday, July 19th from 4:00-7:00

If you have questions or classroom concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teacher. If you have campus feedback, I would love to hear it, because I value your input.

Thank you, I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.



Robert Edwards, Jr.

Robert Edwards, Jr.

Principal, Mountain Vista Academy


Mountain Vista Academy is a proud member of the Florence Unified School District.  We are excited to offer the following district programs: 

(Emotional Disability Program)
(Behavioral Educational Skills Training)

Online Education 
(Credit Recovery and Accelerated Learning)

**MVA is a cell phone free campus**