Quality Education Since 1863

Keams Canyon Elementary School is the only school on the Hopi Reservation with the staff and students representing different cultures. The purpose of the school is to provide quality education for every student enrolled. To do this, it is necessary to be constantly aware of the needs of each student and to provide programs to serve those needs.

The school offers Arizona State Department of Education and Bureau of Indian Education approved academic curriculum for Kindergarten to 6th grade, including a Native American Language Program, individualized programs in Special Education and Gifted/ Talented. Keams Canyon Elementary School is in the second year of implementing school wide BIE Reading First Program with excellent success! This is the second year for our 21st Century Program

Important Notices


Mission Statement

Keams Canyon Elementary School maintains a positive and safe environment for all students while stressing the development of each student to his/her maximum potential. The school involves the cooperation of parents, staff, and the community to ensure student success.



School Colors:


The Canyon Song

Far below the rugged edges of the Canyon Walls,
Kind and good to all her children,
Alma Mater calls.
Westward rise the Hopi mesas,
East the Steamboat lies,
With the mighty White Cone yonder in the southern sky.
We will always love Keams Canyon and our dear Ole School.
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater,
Hail to thee, all hail

  • Beliefs

    Keams Canyon Elementary School Believes:
    * All children are valued as individuals and can learn.

    * Our school provides a fundamental concept of assisting students in developing self-discipline and respect for others.

    * Assessments of student learning should provide students with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate individual achievement and authentic contexts to apply to learning

    * Teachers, staff, parents, students, and the community share in the responsibility for providing a supportive learning environment within the school.

    * The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative to enable students to become self-directed, problem solving lifelong learners, prepared for a new millennium.