The Jones-Gordon School

  • Cultivating strengths. Transforming lives. Originally located in North Scottsdale and founded as On-Track Academy, The Jones-Gordon School is a unique private day school in Paradise Valley, AZ. JGS fosters the social, emotional, and academic growth of diverse learners.
  • We provide a progressive, customized education in a nurturing learning environment for students in grades 1 through 12.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council for Exceptional Children
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supporteddyslexia, ADD/ADHD, giftedness, anxiety, dyscalculia, executive function deficits
Year Founded2010
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students135 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade The Jones-Gordon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
Average SAT score1217
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,500
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorTracie Glover


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Various after school clubs based on student interests

School Notes

The Jones-Gordon School (JGS) is a small, independent private school where diverse learners THRIVE! Our strengths-based, "whole child" approach to education results in a truly individualized program that provides:
  • Small class sizes (10:1 in-class student-to-teacher ratio, with a schoolwide student-to-staff ratio of 3:1)
  • Rigorous accredited curriculum--we prepare students for college and beyond!
  • Integration of executive function (EF) skills and social/emotional learning (SEL)
  • Daily FLEX hour to further support students who have learning or attention challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety disorders, and/or giftedness
  • An experienced, encouraging team of experts (including occupational and speech-language therapists, full-time school social worker, and school counselor) who support all of the above! 
The Jones-Gordon School is not designed to meet the needs of children whose educational plan focuses on improving conduct. Prospective students with behaviors that impede the learning environment of other students are not considered for admission.  

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Paradise Valley
    Grades: K-4 | 102 students
    2.7 miles
    4027 E Lincoln Dr
    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    2.7 K-4
  • Phoenix
    Grades: PK-12 | 787 students
    3.4 miles
    14400 N Tatum Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    3.4 PK-12
  • Scottsdale
    Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-8 | 404 students
    6 miles
    9590 E Shea Blvd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    6 NS-8

School Reviews

JGS provides an excellent academic environment with talented teachers, small class sizes and differentiated instruction that is truly tailored for individual student needs. My son is a recent JGS graduate and had a fantastic experience during his three years in high school. He went from dreading going to school because of social anxiety to enjoying it and taking ownership of his strengths and skills. He is planning on continuing his education at the college level, thanks to JGS.
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