New Vistas Academy

  • New Vistas Center for Education, located in Chandler, is the East Valley's answer to accelerated education for gifted students.
  • Our teacher to student ratio is 1:8 enabling each student to receive individual attention in a loving yet challenging environment.
  • Co-Director, Dr. Eleanor Jordan, has removed all ceilings to learning through a unique testing component which allows every student to advance at their own pace.
  • It is not unusual for students to function 2-6 years above grade level.
  • Parents are very important to us. We have established Parent Partnership Institute serving parents with practical tips on supporting their children's academic journey.
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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1979
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students410 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade New Vistas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease review to website or contact the school office.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • Founded in 1979 to serve the needs of local school children and their families who seek a higher caliber of academic excellence and achievement, New Vistas Center for Education now serves a full time international community of 450 students between the ages of 2 to 12 years old.  The summer program and courses of study under the EAJ Institute attracts students from preschool through high school throughout the Valley of the Sun. Founder and Director Carol Elias and Co-Director Dr. Eleanor Jordan, adhere to principles and practices that are committed to high standards of scholarship and citizenship.  As a result, New Vistas has been recognized as a Top Ten School by John's Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth and designated an Arizona Top School by Arizona Business Magazine. Our curriculum is challenging and organized, planned, paced and taught by teachers using the proven strategy of direct instruction.   Our unique testing component, developed by Educational Testing Services and supported by Johns Hopkins University, allows us to evaluate students at their highest level of capacity, regardless of age and grade placement..  Our goal is to develop critical thinkers, problem solvers, responsible global citizens, and lifelong learners. Our winning philosophy: 
  • 1.  There is no ceiling to learning and children are advanced when mastery of any subject is achieved.
  • 2.  A structured, positive, academic learning environment.
  • Both of these features are key to children developing their unique gifts and talents.
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