Thunderbird Adventist Academy

  • Thunderbird Academy is a private, co-ed Christian high-school and boarding academy, teaching grades 9-12, and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • TAA is truly committed to providing each of its students with a solid, Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist education which will prepare them for both college and life.
  • Since its early beginnings in 1920 as Arizona Academy, Thunderbird has grown to become an educational institution which embraces a philosophy that focuses on preparation for life.
  • Thunderbird strongly believes in the uniqueness and value of the individual and is committed to challenging each student to become the best they can be.
  • Thunderbird Adventist Academy embraces a philosophy that maintains education is a preparation for life ' life in its present and eternal context, recognizing God as the source of all knowledge and wisdom.
  • Thunderbird Adventist Academy believes in the uniqueness and value of the individual and is committed to challenging each student.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationSeventh Day Adventist
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1953

Student Body

Total Students132 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Thunderbird Adventist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses1 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,750
Tuition Notes Dorm Rates Day School Rates &7650
% on Financial Aid
16%
Admissions DirectorSherrie Warren

School Notes

  • Thunderbird Academy is a private, co-ed Christian high-school and boarding academy, teaching grades 9-12, and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. TAA is truly committed to providing each of its students with a solid, Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist education which will prepare them for both college and life. Since its early beginnings in 1920 as Arizona Academy, Thunderbird has grown to become an educational institution which embraces a philosophy that focuses on preparation for life. Thunderbird strongly believes in the uniqueness and value of the individual and is committed to challenging each student to become the best they can be. Thunderbird Adventist Academy embraces a philosophy that maintains education is a preparation for life ' life in its present and eternal context, recognizing God as the source of all knowledge and wisdom. Thunderbird Adventist Academy believes in the uniqueness and value of the individual and is committed to challenging each student.
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  • Scottsdale
    Grades: 6-12 | 89 students
    12.7 miles
    33401 N. 56th ST
    Scottsdale, AZ 85266
    (480)575-6001
    12.7 6-12
    89
  • Scottsdale
    Notre Dame Preparatory
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 950 students
    3.6 miles
    9701 E Bell Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480)634-8200
    3.6 9-12
    950
  • Scottsdale
    Ville De Marie Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-12 | 199 students
    10.3 miles
    7940 E. Roosevelt Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    (480)947-9441
    10.3 K-12
    199

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The average private school tuition in Scottsdale, AZ is $17,570 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Scottsdale, AZ is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).