Banner Children's Academy

  • 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 TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedautism spectrum disorders, speech and language impairments, all learning disabilities
Year Founded1987
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students44 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Banner Children's Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress code is reviewed with parents and students prior to starting)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries 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$24,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorShari Carlsted


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoftballUltimate Frisbee,

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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  • Tempe
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    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 136 students
    4.2 miles
    1515 S. Indian Bend Road
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480) 820-5186
    4.2 1-12
  • Phoenix
    Gompers Private School
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    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 24 students
    11.9 miles
    6601 N 27th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85017
    (602) 336-0061
    11.9 1-12
  • Phoenix
    Accel Photo - outdoor learning
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 211 students
    14.9 miles
    10251 N 35th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85051
    (602) 995-7366
    14.9 K-12
  • Tempe
    AZ Aspire Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 45 students
    4.3 miles
    2150 E Southern Avenue
    Tempe, AZ 85282
    (480) 420-6630
    4.3 1-12
  • Phoenix
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    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-9 | 58 students
    15.3 miles
    5807 N. 43rd Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85019
    (602) 548-3038
    15.3 1-9

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