• multisensory
  • ​Personalized
  • ​​effective

An Arizona private, special day school


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See What Breakthroughs Your Child
Will Make!
Education for ALL students!

visit our "About" page to learn about our curricula

Update 4/29/2015:  We are happy to announce that Breakthrough Academy

- East Campus and West Campus

will open for the 2015-16 School Year!  Enrollment is limited!

Our Mission:

Focus on learning rather than teaching

in order to reach understanding.
                                                                                                                 - Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory

Our Beliefs:

      Students should be judged not by what they cannot  
                                      do, but what they CAN do.                                                                           ​                                                      - Author Unknown        
           To enable students as fully as possible to choose
           and, in freedom, to realize their individual path
                                      through life as adults. 
                                             - Waldorf\Rudolf Steiner Education    

   It's not how smart you are, it's how you're smart! 
​                                                    - Dr. Howard Gardner                                                                                                                                           
Our Pillars:
  1. Guided by the Common Core State Standards.
  2. Provide Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE).
  3. Implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with fidelity and with a focus on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
  4. Teach social cognition and pragmatics.
  5. Remediate Executive Functioning (EF) skills.
  6. Remain aligned with Evidence-based Practices (EBP). 
  7. Use the Socratic Method.​                          




FRIDAYS*:  8:15-12:30 

(*early release to allow for weekly teacher meetings & training)

Our school year operates on a modified year-round basis, which runs for ten full months from early August to mid-June.  There are six weeks off for summer, but we strongly encourage students to participate in our FREE online summer enrichment program to prevent significant regression.

FRIDAYS*:  8:30-12:30
*early release to allow for 
weekly teacher meetings & training


Founder & Executive Director:

Kristina BlackledgeM.S., PBIS Certified