Gateway Academy

9659 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-0480
     Tel: (480)998-1071
Grades: K - 12 | 50 students
Established in 2005, Gateway Academy is the only not for profit private day school in the State of Arizona specializing in a pure population of students with Asperger's syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and PDD-nos.
We specialize in working with children and students whose behavior can often be very challenging and whose individual needs are all very different.
Our intent is to deliver the highest level of education and care according to individual needs within a safe, positive, and structured environment, where every student can achieve the best possible outcome in order to offer a complete integration of education, socialization, and therapy, Gateway Academy has its own individual qualities that are unique.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Any difference requiring differentiated education.
Year Founded 2005

Student Body

Total Students 50 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Gateway Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 99%
Average Class Size 6 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Sensory Sensitive)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,500
Tuition Notes Tuition includes: Occupational Therapy; Speech and Language Therapy
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director O. Robin Sweet/Nikki Georgia
Admissions Associate Nikki Georgia/Program Director

School Notes:

Gateway Academy’s main objective is to achieve the best possible outcome for the individual according to their needs and abilities. Almost every student we provide for has previously experienced difficulties in their education, which is why we intend to provide our students stability and maximize their individual potential. Gateway Academy adopts a multidisciplinary approach to education with individually tailored education programs designed to meet the needs of the student. The multidisciplinary team includes teachers, staff, therapists, educational psychologists and psychiatrists, who work together to meet the individual needs of the student. Individual Education Plans (IEP) are implemented to ensure that programs of education are adapted and modified to each individual according to their needs and abilities. Each student is recognized as having innate abilities, aptitudes and talents, and it is our intent to develop these to the fullest through the IEP. Our students education is differentiated according to each student’s ability. The development of communication, personal and social skills usually forms a large part of their IEP, with an emphasis placed on establishing appropriate social and emotional behavior in school and community settings. Many of our children and students have experienced difficulties in mainstream school settings, they may have been excluded from school or have had problems at home because of their complex and challenging needs. Later school start time allows students and their families to settle back into education at a more relaxed pace, while developing a positive structure and routine in a safe environment.Gateway Academy offers the highest level of integrated education and support in a safe, structured, and positive environment. This framework ensures security, develops self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-reliance to provide a pathway towards independence.

Profile last updated: 08/01/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Thunderbird Adventist Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shalom Montessori (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Thunderbird Christian Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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