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

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded2011

Student Body

Total Students92 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Advanced CoursesA-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
Average SAT score1380
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,000
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorGabriel Klemm
Admissions AssociateSheryl Shelley


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy is Northwest Christian School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emmaus Lutheran School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sunrise Montessori School - South Campus (0.5 miles away)
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