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. We are the only school in Arizona and one of the few in the nation to use the "technology of teaching" (Precision Teaching) which doubles the rate of learning (typically). 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 27 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
All Learning Differences are supported.
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
27 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Breakthrough Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
5 students
Classroom Dress Code
School uniform shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Listed tuition is an average for a private pay student; individual tuition varies upon need.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
half-day, M-Th for 4 weeks; available for weekly attendance
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kristina Blackledge
Admissions Associate
Leigh Ann Hillery


Total Sports Offered
6 sports

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!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Breakthrough Academy cost?
Breakthrough Academy's tuition is approximately $27,000 for private students and $1,200 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Breakthrough Academy?
The acceptance rate of Breakthrough Academy is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 88%.
What sports does Breakthrough Academy offer?
Breakthrough Academy offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Equestrian, Flag Football, Martial Arts, Rock Climbing and Soccer.
When is the application deadline for Breakthrough Academy?
The application deadline for Breakthrough Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Breakthrough Academy located?
Breakthrough Academy is located in the Paradise Valley Village neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. There are 17 other private schools located in Paradise Valley Village.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 27 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Phoenix, AZ is $13,526 for elementary schools and $15,509 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Phoenix, AZ is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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