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 GradeThunderbird 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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 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 | 80 students
    10.3 miles
    7940 E. Roosevelt Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    (480)947-9441
    10.3 K-12
    80

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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 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).