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.: 36%
Students by Grade Thunderbird Adventist Academy Student 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)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Scottsdale
    Grades: PK-8 | 78 students
    0 miles
    7440 E Sutton Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480)991-6705
    0PK-8
    78
  • Scottsdale
    Gateway Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 50 students
    0.6 miles
    9659 N. Hayden Road
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
    (480)998-1071
    0.6K-12
    50
  • Scottsdale
    Shalom Montessori
    Montessori School (Jewish)
    Grades: KG-8 | 30 students
    0.7 miles
    13452 N Hayden Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480)626-0676
    0.7KG-8
    30
  • Scottsdale
    Grades: K-2 | 9 students
    1.3 miles
    6402 E Voltaire Ave
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (501)227-7070
    1.3K-2
    9
  • Scottsdale
    Devereux
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 44 students
    1.3 miles
    6436 E Sweetwater Ave
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (480)889-0572
    1.3K-12
    44

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Could This Happen To My Child?
August 30, 2015
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.
Vouchers aka Tax Credits and Scholarship Funds
August 09, 2015
Voucher programs have gained a lot of traction since 1989 when the first voucher program appeared in Milwaukee. We look at how things are playing out in 2015.
Why Would I Want to....
July 12, 2015
Many parents tend to dismiss the idea of sending their children to private school without exploring it in depth. We explore this and several more related subjects.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average acceptance rate in Scottsdale, AZ is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
Related School Videos

View more school videos