Thunderbird Adventist Academy

7410 E Sutton Dr,
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260-0852
     Tel: (480)948-3300
Grades: 9 - 12 | 132 students
Thunderbird Academy is a private, co-ed Christian high-school and boarding academy, teaching grades 9-12, and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
TAA is truly committed to providing each of its students with a solid, Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist education which will prepare them for both college and life.
Since its early beginnings in 1920 as Arizona Academy, Thunderbird has grown to become an educational institution which embraces a philosophy that focuses on preparation for life.
Thunderbird strongly believes in the uniqueness and value of the individual and is committed to challenging each student to become the best they can be.
Thunderbird Adventist Academy embraces a philosophy that maintains education is a preparation for life – life in its present and eternal context, recognizing God as the source of all knowledge and wisdom.
Thunderbird Adventist Academy believes in the uniqueness and value of the individual and is committed to challenging each student.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Seventh-Day Adventist
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1953

Student Body

Total Students 132 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 47%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Thunderbird Adventist Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 45%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,750
Tuition Notes Dorm Rates Day School Rates &7650
% on Financial Aid 16%
Admissions Director Sherrie Warren

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gateway Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thunderbird Christian Elementary School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Thunderbird Christian Elementary School (0 miles away)
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