Arches Academy

Arches Academy is the only school in Utah Valley that provides interactive, Gifted & Talented educational experiences for all students. Through our non-traditional, project-based approach, we empower students to think innovatively, engage in collaborative groups, create meaningful connections through an inclusive global mindset, and develop their innate creative and curious energy.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Enrollment: 149 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,995
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Arches Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-9
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2012
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
149 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Arches Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
96%
Average Class Size
16 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies based on grade and schedule for applicable students. Full Day PreK-5th Grade: $7795 6th-9th Grade: $8295 More information on variable tuition and financial is available at www.archesacademy.com
Summer Program Cost
$350
Summer Program Cost Notes
Weekly Full Day (9-4): $349 Morning or afternoon schedules are available.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,800
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Annette Warnick

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Tech Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Choir, Drama Club

School Notes

  • INTERACTIVE LEARNING EMPOWERING KIDS.
  • Arches Academy provides interactive learning opportunities that make education exciting. Interactive Learning is an active, learner-centric methodology where students can put their knowledge and skills to use in a meaningful and relevant fashion. We believe that students learn best through real-life, intriguing experience and carefully craft learning activities that offer students an educational experience like no other.
  • Arches Academy is the only school in Utah Valley that provides interactive, Gifted & Talented educational experiences for all students. Through our non-traditional, project-based approach, we empower students to think innovatively, engage in collaborative groups, create meaningful connections through an inclusive global mindset, and develop their innate creative and curious energy.
  • We value the education of each student that walks the halls of Arches Academy. When a child experiences that special ah-ha moment every single day it will excited them, engage them and create an enthusiasm for learning that will set them on a trajectory for a life full of achievement. The values we have in place for our school allow students to elevate their experience and personal relationship with their education.
  • INDIVIDUALIZED: We value a climate in which the worth of each individual is continually affirmed, and in which students can have meaningful experiences in a stimulating environment where they feel safe, inspired, challenged, and creative.Each student at Arches Academy is valued as a unique individual whose mental, physical, and emotional capabilities and needs underscore daily learning and overall success. Small class sizes and leveled learning allow for personal interaction and enrichment opportunities in a safe, nurturing, academic environment.
  • INTERACTIVE: We believe that interacting with the world empowers kids. We use gifted and talented learning techniques including project-based learning, field trips, and mini-courses to encourage students to follow their passions and pursue projects that excite them.
  • WHOLE-CHILD: We believe there are essential elements that contribute to the education of a child: namely, attitude and ability of the student, support of home and community, and a nurturing, yet challenging educational environment.
  • DIVERSE STUDENT BODY: Students at Arches Academy come from Utah as well as many different parts of the world. We welcome the diversity of talents, perspective, culture and voice that contribute to our unique educational environment.Arches Academy is the only Preschool through 8th grade school in Utah Valley able to issue I-20 visas. We have had students from Korea, Japan, Brazil, Australia, The United Kingdom, and many more countries around the world attend our program.
  • EMPOWERING STUDENTS: We believe all students are capable of learning and are equipped with innate talents and multiple intelligences. Recognizing, training, and enhancing these talents empower students to achieve their highest potential in core academic subjects and beyond.We use Core Knowledge and Singapore Math curriculums which are aligned nationally and internationally and integrated with hands on learning experiences to build bridges of understanding.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Arches Academy cost?
Arches Academy's tuition is approximately $8,995 for private students and $350 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Arches Academy?
The acceptance rate of Arches Academy is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 82%.
Does Arches Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Arches Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Arches Academy's ranking?
Arches Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Arches Academy?
The application deadline for Arches Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We recently moved out of state, but while we were in Utah, we had such an incredible experience at Arches. At Arches, all of the teachers and employees have such intentionality and pride in what they are building. They are passionate about teaching and instilling knowledge, skills and good character in our children. The teachers care so much and during the parent-teacher conference, it is clear they are really paying attention to our children's development, and actively trying to help them grow. I also love the focus on character, leadership, and behavior development. My young kids learned how to follow instructions, respect other peoples' space, respect authority, work hard, find joy in learning, be responsible for completing assignments, and be organized. Also, all of our kids made massive leaps academically at Arches, which has set them all up very well. The intentionality of Arches cannot be beat. Arches have left a positive mark on each of our children that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Thank you!
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5  
We originally came to Arches Academy because it had an all-day kindergarten. Now we have our two kids there, one in 1st grade and another in their nursery (2 yr olds) and it is super convenient because they both are at the same place from 8:15am-3:15pm. The teachers are great, very supportive and friendly, family-like atmosphere. They like to keep parents informed and some teachers are awesome at pushing students just enough to excel. Our son reads so well and loves to write. Our 2-year-old is learning the alphabet, numbers, colors, songs, and social behavior, which we never got much when my son used to go to daycare at that age. They help do diaper changes for her and are willing to help her become potty trained when we give the go-ahead. They emphasize performing arts, with multiple performances and a big school play that is top-notch compared to what I remember of even high schools. Students rotate between a homeroom and specialties (science, art, music, global culture/language, computer skills). We give them both sack lunches, but there are food options available to purchase if you want to do that. The 2-year-olds do naps and snacks in the day as well. They have an indoor gym and outdoor playgrounds (including a toddler set for the little ones).
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5  
We spent a whole year after COVID looking for a school that would work with my 2E (twice exceptional) autistic and ADHD son. Arches Academy has been everything we looked for and more! All three of my children attend now and love the interactive learning, Singapore Math, field trips, and small class settings that make for the best friends. As parents, we also love the all-school play that includes every student from PreS to 8th grade in a full-scale musical (one year it was James and the Giant Peach). I'm so grateful we toured, did a trial day, and enrolled! I would give it 10 stars if I could
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Enrollment: 149 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,995
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Utah County, UT is $6,094 for elementary schools and $5,359 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Utah County, UT is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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