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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 132 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,750
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Thunderbird Adventist Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1953

Student Body

Total Students
132 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Thunderbird Adventist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
1 course
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Dorm Rates Day School Rates &7650
% on Financial Aid
16%
Admissions Director
Sherrie 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 132 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,750
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Scottsdale, AZ is $12,850 for elementary schools and $14,530 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Scottsdale, AZ is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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