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Student Accomplishments

1st Place
Co-ed Football
Rim Rider League

1st Place
Co-ed Softball
Rim Rider League

1st Place
Girls Basketball
Rim Rider League

2nd Place
Boys Basketball
Rim Rider League

Theodore Roosevelt School Vision

Theodore Roosevelt School is home to approximately 130 students in grades six through eight. It is the only boarding school on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, serving students from the local community, as well as Native American students from various other tribal nations. Theodore Roosevelt School is a tribal-operated BIE-funded grant school.

Theodore Roosevelt School students (image)

Theodore Roosevelt School Mission

It is the mission of the Theodore Roosevelt School to prepare and empower all students for the choices and challenges they will face in the future by providing a positive, healthy, social and educational environment is based on Ndee knowledge and language.

Theodore Roosevelt School Apache girls (image)

Theodore Roosevelt School Philosophy

The school believes that:

  1. Quality education and residential services should be provided in a healthy and safe environment wherein students are assisted in developing a positive self-image and life skills and where students are taught multicultural and social values and academic and social skills.
  2. Each student should be assisted in developing their identity, dignity and self-confidence. Each student should be accepted, respected and acknowledged for his/her unique, positive qualities and contributions.
  3. The cooperative involvement of the School, parents, and community will create a positive environment that is conducive to quality educational and residential services.
  4. Dzit ligai siań language and traditional values should be modeled and preserved. Each individual should have the responsibility to model dzit ligai siań traditional values, culture, and language. In this manual, dzit ligai siań shall also be referred to as White Mountain Apache and/or WMA.