We know you want the best for your child, in school, and in life. Choosing Science Prep Academy for our specialized teaching program is about setting your child up for success. Discover how Science Prep Academy works for families of children with Autism — from our personal approach and our interactive learning.


Welcome to Science Prep Academy!

We are the first Private 6-12th Grade Private Day School in the State of Arizona, specializing in STEM Education for students with Autism.


Admission Standards

Science Prep Academy accept a range of students who:

  • Maybe categorized as having the learning disability Autism.

  • Maybe be academically below or above grade level with Autism

  • Seek a college preparatory curriculum, which emphasizes academic/social/emotional development.

  • Have a discrepancy between IQ & Achievement on a standardized assessment.

  • Struggle with homework overload.

  • Have difficulty in typically large public school classroom settings.

  • May have been bullied, teased, and isolated.

  • Demonstrated motivation in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).

  • Present no significant behavior problems. Any behavioral problem must be able to be controlled by verbal redirection without the use of physical intervention.


Areas of Concern

These issues would warrant a more detailed interview process and possible denial of admissions:

  • History of physical aggression, (not as a result of environmental triggers).

  • Intermittent behavior problems.

  • Poor ability to self-regulate, need for intensive 1:1 attention.

  • Limited ability to work independently.

  • History of drug abuse or addiction.



All evaluations (Psychoeducational, Neurological, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, and Standardized Educational Testing) must be current (3 years), and, if not, families must commit to having updated evaluations completed prior to admission, or when the 3-year mark is reached.


This testing can be scanned and emailed to


Vision and Hearing Tests need to be completed yearly and are the responsibility of the family.


Empowerment Scholarships Are Accepted!

District Placements Are Welcomed!


*Science Prep Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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