Education for ALL students!

visit our "About" page to learn about our curricula

Our Mission:

Focus on


rather than


in order to reach


- Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory

Our Beliefs:

      "forget what you know...
  ...move from Learning to Thinking to Creating."
​                                                                - Jacob Barnett

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                                                                                                                                           
  • multisensory
  • ​Personalized
  • ​​effective
See What Breakthroughs Your Child
Will Make!

An Arizona private, special day school

````` - Copyright 2013. BREAKTHROUGH ACADEMY, INC.. All rights reserved.


Nov. 10Off-campus Activity: Rhythmic Circus at Gammage
Nov. 11Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL
Nov.12Adaptive Horse Riding
Nov. 16Open House: Community is welcome!!
Nov. 24Thanksgiving Feast!
Nov. 25-27Thanksgiving Holiday

Founder & Executive Director:

Kristina Blackledge, M.S., PBIS Certified

866-620-9380, ext. 1


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Our Seven Pillars

for Quality Education:

  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*:  8:00-12:00 

*early release for weekly teacher meetings

Our school year operates on a modified year-round basis, which runs for 11 full months from early August to mid-June.  There are six weeks of summer "break", when our students are expected to continue on their online learning paths to prevent significant regression.​​

click to download our 2015-16 School Calendar