New Way Academy

5048 East Oak Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008-0852
Tel: (602)629-6850
Grades: K-12 | 203 students
New Way Academy   New Way Academy is Arizona’s only non-profit, independent kindergarten through grade twelve day school specializing in children with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and language based learning differences.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADHD, Dyslexia/Language-based Learning Differences
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 203 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade New Way Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(appropriate school clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $21,950
Tuition Notes New students are required to complete a one-time Program Planning Fee at an additional cost of $2,250.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Samantha Hirsch


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Cheerleading, Drama, Maker's Workshop, Yoga Club Art Club, Cheerleading, Drama, Yoga Club, Maker's Workshop,

School Notes:

  • Experienced staff trained in research-based programs such as Wilson Reading, Lindamood Bell,
  • 8:1 student teacher ratio
  • Individualized Education Plan for every student
  • Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Multi-sensory approach
  • Assistive Technology
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Proven academic achievement

Profile last updated: 09/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Banner Children's Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Abiding Savior School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is First Impressions Preschool (1.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tempe
    Abiding Savior School
    Daycare / Preschool (Other Lutheran)
    Grades: K | 17 students
    1 miles
    515 E Continental Dr
    Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Tempe
    Banner Children's Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 28 students
    1.5 miles
    1410 W. 10th Place
    Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Scottsdale
    First Impressions Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 26 students
    1.5 miles
    3130 N. Hayden Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Scottsdale
    Grades: KG-8 | 488 students
    1.9 miles
    3801 N Miller Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Scottsdale
    Ville De Marie Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-12 | 80 students
    2.2 miles
    6535 E Osborn Rd # 404
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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