5301 E. Sunrise Drive | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7900 | Fax: 520-209-7970
SDES LogoEarly Release Hours 8:00am - 1:30pm
K-AM: 8:00am - 11:00am
K-PM: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

School Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm

Andrea Davidson



Sunrise Garden

Sunrise Garden

Our students observe, investigate, and research in the school garden with their classmates. Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade plant warm and cool weather crops. In the Fall, the students plant red and orange beets and carrots, mixed lettuce, spinach, and kale. Some classes plant broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts. The students harvest and share the bounty with their families. The students plant crops in the Spring that will be enjoyed at the beginning of the following year, such as pumpkin, squash, corn and sunflowers. Our student gardeners benefit from partnerships with our Family & Faculty Organization and Tucson Community Gardens. The two groups support our students by providing seeds, seedlings, and equipment, in addition to countless volunteer hours and expertise. The FFO Garden Chairs facilitate Garden Club for our students who enjoy additional time in the garden.