Our Story

At Flowing Wells Junior High School in Tucson, Arizona, we believe in our students. We believe in their desire to learn, in their capacity for kindness, and in their perseverance as they tackle rigorous academics. We believe in our students’ ability to achieve dreams, and as educators we recognize we are the humble custodians of those dreams. 

Flowing Wells makes it our mission to provide a safe place in which students can take risks and explore who they are meant to be. Upon entering our school, every visitor and family member reads these words:

                                           When You Enter FWJH

We realize that junior high is the threshold of young adulthood for our students, the first stop as they set foot on a winding path that will lead to college and career. At the same time, our students are still children, young and unsure of their place, still figuring out how to balance home, school, and a personal life of interests, friendships, and self-discovery. Our job is not to expose students to the limitations they may meet in their journey, but to illuminate every single path that could lead them to success. Our job is to create a learning environment that develops skills and higher-order thinking, to provide as many opportunities as possible for them to discover their true talents, and to help them build the confidence to choose their own unique path to their success— to their dreams. These opportunities include:





Physical Education


Senators Trip 

Algebra (HS credit) 


Student Aides

Spanish (HS credit)

       Leadership Retreat

Science Trips

Student Council

Cadet Teaching






Media Arts


We Believe ...

Students learn best in an atmosphere that they regard as safe, nurturing, and stimulating.Students flourish in classrooms characterized by high expectations and rigorous and relevant activities.Nothing is more important than talented, well-prepared teachers who engage students and teach them to think and problem solve.All students can become self-directed, responsible, and productive members of their community.A well-rounded student needs an opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic, athletic, and vocational activities.