Mission: We exist to make a difference in students` and parents` lives through excellent educational programs
.Core Values: People above all-by developing a highly individualized program for each student
Excellence-by developing a reputation for providing the highest quality education possible
Results-by exceeding the expectations of our students and their parents and facilitating each student to reach his or her maximum potential
Core Purpose: To give hope   Zero-tolerance PolicyAs many of our students have endured years of teasing and taunting at other schools, Banner Academy enforces a zero-tolerance policy toward bullying. Our instructors are sensitive to the emotional fragility of the students and emphasize activities which promote the development of self-esteem and empathy for others.
Our teachers are certified to teach students with learning, emotional and behavioral disabilities, including students with autism spectrum disorders as well as content academics (e.g. English, math, science, Spanish).

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
autism spectrum disorders, speech and language impairments, all learning disabilities
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
44 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Banner Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Dress code is reviewed with parents and students prior to starting

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies depending upon special education category of eligibility. We work closely with several scholarship foundations to assist families with tuition.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Judy Subaitis
Admissions Associate
Wende Lamoree


Total Sports Offered
1 sport

School Notes

  • Banner Academy is a nationally accredited private school in Tempe, Arizona, with a long history of providing education to children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, as well as emotional and learning disabilties.  The school caters to students 4th through 12th grades.
  • Banner Academy offers small classes, highly qualified faculty and an individualized curriculum to help students reach their full academic potential.
  • Families and school districts in the Metropolitan Phoenix area place students with special needs in our day school because of our success with increasing academic and social skills, as well as reintegrating students into their homeschools.
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