Life Development Institute

Life Development Institute (LDI), located in metropolitan Phoenix, AZ, offers fully accredited high school, post-secondary, and summer academy programs for higher education capable young adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and other learning disabilities.
LDI serves individuals that thrive in a learning environment providing holistic academic and community engagement.
Additionally, LDI embeds adult content and competencies by integrating practical college strategies, refining interpersonal communication skills, determining viable career paths, and promoting social responsibility.
Life Development Institute's mission is to motivate and inspire LDI students to seek and experience succes.
LDI strives to optimize each individuals potential to enhance their quality of life in a challenging and supportive learning & living environment.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 31 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Autism Spectrum Disorder/ADHD/Learning Disabilities
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
31 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Life Development Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Each program has a different tuition cost. Scholarships are available for Arizona High School Students for the Day High School program and Emerging Leaders Summer Academy
Admissions Director
Jeremy Wine

School Notes

  • Residential Program: LDI`s Post-Secondary program is designed as a two-year program that offers three pathways towards placement into community-based higher education, technical and career preparation, occupational training programs, or competitive employment. LDI`s Post-Secondary Program identifies goals for its students that focus on learning and achievement for all adults, not just those with hidden disabilities. LDI is an ideal program for families and students who are seeking a supported and inclusionary learning environment designed to empower students to develop practical skills for adult daily living, employability, learning, and community involvement as well as personal and physical well-being. Our nurturing environment engages students in the "how to`s" of handing common problem-solving and decision-making demands for adult life success.
  • Day High School Program: The Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) provides an ideal transitional bridge from high school to higher education, employability and better quality of life for 11th and 12th grade students. ALL students will be provided with focused academic and transition program of instruction, which offers either a traditional academic or transitional-tracked academic diploma that focuses on practical life preparation instruction and guidance to improve social thinking and overall Executive Functioning. Real skills for real needs!
  • 5-week Summer Program: The Emerging Leaders Summer Academy provides an ideal transitional bridge to higher education and career development for high school students or young adults. Emerging Leaders Summer Academy participants will live in the suites, NAU`s newest residence hall, located next to W.A. Franke College of Business, where classes will be held. The Summer Academy prepares participants for the next stages of education as well as transitioning into adult life using a specialized approach that harnesses the strengths of each person`s learning styles embedding diversity, cultural, and leadership skills that are essential for success in careers and higher education.
  • Intake Procedure: Each program has a its own specific process for enrollment. Please inquire for more information.
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8am 5pm MST. Friday, 8am 4:30pm MST.
  • Program Eligibility: To be eligible for enrollment, individuals must be-low average to gifted intellectual potential with diagnosis of LD, AD/HD or related disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, high functioning autism, and Non-Verbal LD. Students must also be free from significant psychiatric/behavioral problems that require in-patient therapeutic-type services.
  • Residential Program: Age 18 and older
  • ALL day high school program: Age 16 and older
  • Summer Emerging Leaders Academy: Ages 16 26
  • Fees: Call for more information.
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Geographic Area Served: Local, National, and International
Source: Verified school update

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When is the application deadline for Life Development Institute?
The application deadline for Life Development Institute is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 31 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Glendale, AZ is $8,551 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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