Located on Tucson’s Northwest Side and surrounded by breathtaking mountain and city views, La Cima Middle School is  Amphi School District’s hidden gem. Our beautiful campus proudly serves a culturally and economically diverse population.

    In Spanish, “LA CIMA” means “The top ridge or crest of a mountain”. Middle school is a time of accepting new challenges and climbing to new heights as students learn to view life from a more mature perspective. Our teachers and staff will always put students first and offer gentle and consistent guidance to students on their journey to the La Cima mountain top.



    “Cardinal Pride” is symbolic of school spirit. School spirit is a sense of pride shown by those who feel a strong connection to their place of learning and the people in it. When visitors walk on campus, it is evident that La Cima is a place where students, staff and families take pride in our campus, our learning and our athletics. LCMS provides a safe and supportive atmosphere where students are prepared to excel and find their passion for  academics, extracurriculars  and sports.



    La Cima Middle School is an AVID school and is proud to practice AVID Schoolwide. We are dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in our global society. This means that our entire instructional staff utilizes AVID strategies, other best instructional practices, and 21st century tools to ensure college readiness and improved academic performance for all students.

    Elective Courses

    •Musical Theatre •Choir  •Band  •Orchestra  •Art   •Computers  •Computer Coding  •AVID  •PE  •STEM   •Odyssey of the Mind •Library Aide 

    Instructional Programs

      • Gifted Education - REACH (Humanities) 
      • Advanced Language Arts
      • Biology, Chemistry, Physics
      • Algebra and Geometry for High School credit
      • AVID Schoolwide
      • Special Education Services
      • Math Intervention Courses 
      • Full Time Certified Librarian

    Special Events

      • 8th Grade Career Exploration Day
      • 6th Cardinal Camp
      • AVID College Field Trip
      • AVID Ice Cream Social
      • AVID Thanksgiving Feast
      • Honor Roll Breakfast
      • Literacy Night/ book fair
      • Fine arts Showcase
      • School Dances
      • Orchestra, Band, Choir Concerts

    Extracurricular Activities

      • Student Council
      • National Junior Honor Society
      • Odyssey of the Mind
      • STEAM Club
      • Yearbook Club
      • After School Athletics
      • After School Tutoring