Breakthrough Academy

  • At Breakthrough Academy, we provide an opportunity for children to learn using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Precision Teaching, and Structured Literacy Teaching. Instruction in our small, multi-age classrooms is based on Mathetics (Direct Instruction) which allows us to cater to the unique educational and motivational needs of each student. Our staff continue to trial necessary intervention programs with fidelity until each student finds success and a pace of learning that challenges him or her.
  • Every educational decision is data-driven. Success is determined by defined, specific criteria so there is confidence about a student's individual progress. When mastery is met, another level or program is implemented. We are confident that our students will perform highly because we only use evidence-based practices.  Come for a tour.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAll Learning Differences are supported.
Year Founded2013
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$2,400
Summer Program Cost Noteshalf-day, M-Th for 4 weeks

Student Body

Total Students30 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Breakthrough Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size6 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniform shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,000
Tuition NotesListed tuition is an average for a private pay student; individual tuition varies upon need.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$25,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKristina Blackledge
Admissions AssociateTrinity Davenport

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Equestrian, Flag Football, Rock Climbing, WeightliftingArcheryBasketball,
EquestrianFlag Football,
Rock ClimbingWeightlifting,

School Notes

Our Evidence-based Practices, Programs, Tools, and Resources:
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (antecedent interventions, FCT, social skills training, scheduled of reinforcement, etc.)
  • Precision Teaching
  • ABA-based programs 
  • Social Cognition
  • Lindamood-Bell programs
  • Wilson Reading programs
  • Executive Functioning
  • Mindfulness
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Headsprout
  • ...and many others!

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The average private school tuition in Phoenix, AZ is $8,236 for elementary schools and $13,770 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Phoenix, AZ is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).