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An Arizona Private Education Service Provider


We use strategies to address the learning style and necessary skills for 21st Century Learners.

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We are located at: 

22415 N 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85024 at the end of 16th Street, north of Deer Valley Road.




Monday, Jan. 16                  

MLK Day - SCHOOL IS IN SESSION - it is a regularly scheduled day

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Off-Campus Activity  - study of life sciences - Shamrock Farms 

Jan. 26-27                    

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Valentine's Day Party @ 2:30

Monday, Feb. 20

NO SCHOOL: President's Day 

Tuesday, Feb. 28

(one week later than usual)

Off-Campus Activity - Renaissance Festival


Seven Pillars


Quality Education:

  1. We are guided by the Next Generation Science Standards as well as Common Core State Standards

  2. We provide Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE)

  3. We implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with fidelity and with a focus on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 

  4. We teach social cognition and pragmatics 

  5. We remediate Executive Functioning (EF) deficits

  6. We remain aligned with Evidence-based Practices (EBP)

  7. We use the Socratic Method to foster critical thinking   


Executive Director:​​

Kristina Blackledge


2016 - 17 SCHOOL HOURS:
FRIDAYS*:  8:00-12:00 

*early release to allow for weekly teacher meetings

Our services are provided on a modified year-round basis, which runs for 10 and a half months from early August to mid-June.  There are six weeks of summer "break", when our learners are expected to continue on their online learning paths to prevent significant regression.​​​


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

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