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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 160 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,500
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, giftedness, anxiety, dyscalculia, executive function deficits
Year Founded
2010
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
160 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Jones-Gordon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
Average SAT score
1217
Average ACT score
27
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
70%
Admissions Director
Tracie Glover

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
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 customized program that provides:
  • Small class sizes (12:1 max. 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.  
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Jones-Gordon School cost?

The Jones-Gordon School's tuition is approximately $25,500 for private students.

What sports does The Jones-Gordon School offer?

The Jones-Gordon School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

When is the application deadline for The Jones-Gordon School?

The application deadline for The Jones-Gordon School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Our son has been a student at JGS for 4 years now and the change has been absolutely remarkable. While there is no "perfect" school, I have to say, this is pretty darn close. The staff is beyond caring and so intuitive, the teachers are beyond amazing and the best part is the kids are KIND. Children are children and when they come upon a rough patch, ours included, everyone at JGS has been there to help get things back on track, with kindness, complete professionalism, and always with the intent to help and advance the child. You couldn't find a better and more uniquely qualified school in the Valley.
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5  
The Jones-Gordon School is a school like no other. The school exists because of one person's dream to make learning accessible and fun for kids who learn differently. The type of smart, sweet kids that would fall through the cracks in larger educational environments. I am so privileged to work with a group of kind, caring, professional, and talented individuals. The teachers here are pros at delivering the right type of educational environment to engage, challenge, and support our diverse learners. One of the best parts of working at JGS is our JGS families! The support and gratitude they show us is incredible. The whole JGS community from Our Head of School, support staff, teachers, students, and families makes for an amazing place to work!
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5  
JGS is a magical place. I love our "culture of kindness" and feeling of family. I am so grateful to work here. The students are hands down THE BEST kids! They care about learning and each other and work so hard to overcome their varying challenges. The parents are equally amazing and essential members of the "JGS village." The teachers are caring professionals who genuinely appreciate their students' unique differences and strengths. I deeply value the professional learning community formed by the administration and teaching staff and feel so lucky to be able to work and learn from these amazing people. I have used the word grateful already in this review but I need to express it again. I am so grateful for JGS.
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 160 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,500
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Maricopa County, AZ is $10,927 for elementary schools and $14,010 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maricopa County, AZ is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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