There are many schools in the McDowell Mountain Ranch area for children who are typically developing and have no problems with learning. But if you have a child who has trouble learning or who is not getting what they need in a traditional learning environment, then New Way Academy might be the answer for you. Situated on a beautiful campus in Scottsdale, New Way is Arizona’s only non-profit, kindergarten through twelfth grade school that specializes in children with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and language based learning differences.
What makes New Way different from other schools is the way they teach. They will teach your child the way they learn while still providing grade level curriculum based on Arizona State Standards. Your child will essentially get a custom made curriculum depending on his or her level and needs. Class sizes at New Way are anywhere between two and twelve students in each class and students are placed in classes designed to meet their individual goals with state of the art technology including Smart Boards in all classrooms, two computer labs, and laptops support learning.
All teachers at New Way are certified special education teachers who receive comprehensive professional development to learn effective methods of supporting students with learning differences. New Way also provides therapists to students who need extra support. Services include reading therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, and counseling.
Students at New Way Academy thrive in the caring, supporting environment that New Way provides. In addition to academic and therapeutic services, they also offer all programs most other schools offer to enrich the school experience. This includes after school activities such as art classes, yoga, and chess club. Their athletic offerings include cross- country, track, flag football, tackle football, soccer and basketball.
New Way Academy provides the resources and supports a child with learning differences needs. There are families at New Way that have bought a home in McDowell Mountain Ranch from other parts of the country just to attend. If you have a child who learns differently, New Way Academy just might be the school for you.