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Bayer Private School was founded in 2014 with a group of parents and teaching professionals seeking a school with high standards of education, a strong sense of values, and a commitment to community. That group joined forces with Steve and Kelly Lovelady to form the non-profit school. Bayer started its first school year in St. Haralambos Greek Church, who gracefully offered their facilities. Bayer made use of every inch of space, and then converted the school into a church every Friday. By the second year, students moved into their brand new home at the current location.

The Bayer School story begins in 1954 when Leon and Virginia Bayer opened up a private school in the Rancho Solano neighborhood in central Phoenix. It became the number one private school in the valley when it was acquired in 2007 by an international education company. The ‘Legacy of Learning’ promises the benefit of our longstanding commitment and experience in private education in the valley.

It is our honor and privilege to bring accelerated private education to you and your children. Allowing your child to experience the joy of learning and a well-rounded education is the best gift you can give them. Come visit our campus and see for yourself that high achievement can be attained in a happy, positive, community-based environment.


Bayer Private School is committed to providing a nurturing learning environment where students are valued and empowered to reach their full potential. We value the rich diversity among students and staff and believe this is an important component of the learning process and promotes problem solving and global awareness.

Our philosophy demonstrates that it is important not only to prepare students for academic success in higher education, but to mold them into inspiring, committed, successful members of our society. Embracing our school’s values has enabled us to provide an exceptional education to bright, capable, students for over five decades.

Mission Statement

Bayer Private School provides quality private education, rich in diversity of programs, using accelerated curriculum, along with a model of behavior for student success in a positive, rewarding, and caring environment.