Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy

The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy is a learning environment designed for highly gifted students in grades 7-12 located on the Arizona State University West campus.
Funded in part by an endowment from the Herberger Family and supported by ASU, the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy was founded to address the needs of academically and intellectually gifted students in the Phoenix area.
The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy uses the Cambridge International Examinations curriculum. We offer Advanced-Level courses allowing student to earn college credits by examination before graduating our high school program.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
92 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Advanced Courses
A-Level Biology, A-Level English Language, A-Level Global Perspectives, A-Level History, A-Level Physics, A-Level Psychology, A-Level Sociology, A-Level Thinking Skills, AP Calculus BC
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Gabriel Klemm
Admissions Associate
Sheryl Shelley
Endowment Size
$20 million


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Game Design, Robotics Team, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
International Thespian Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Esports Club

School Notes

  • An ideal candidate: Educational needs not being met in current school Highly independent and self-disciplined Works well collaboratively and independently Works well in a fluid environmentIs ready for academic acceleration Completed 6th grade12 years old by December 31st, in the year of application Consistently performs at the highest levels on achievement tests Intellectual ability significantly higher than age peers with a score above 130 on an IQ test (WISC V or Stanford Binet) within last 3 years Each applicant is reviewed individually.
Profile last updated: 07/22/2021

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