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Self Development Academy Ranked #1 Arizona Public Elementary School

Self Development Academy was recently ranked #1 out of all public elementary schools in Arizona.

Self Development Academy Teacher Conveys her Passion for Science to the Students

Providing a strong science foundation is an important part of Self Development Academy’s (SDA) curriculum. Students at SDA begin thinking like scientists in the early elementary years. First graders delight in active hands-on investigations. Exploring why the paper towel in the cup does not get wet when the cup is submerged in water quickly becomes a lesson on air pressure. Practicing the scientific method prepares students to think like scientists when moving to SDA’s middle school, where investigations become more complex. SDA is fortunate to have Ms. Laura Meyer as the science professional. She is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale University graduate. Her life story is a powerful testimony regarding the impact of science. As a child, her primary interest was rocks. “I promptly emptied my father’s tools from the garage shelves to make room for my rock collection,” she said. “My parents encouraged my curiosity and love of the outdoors. They were willing to hose mud off of me on a regular basis.”

Scholarships awarded by Las Sendas Cardiology

Students earned scholarships awarded by Las Sendas Cardiology.

Top 20 Schools Across Phoenix (Slideshow)

Arizona schools have been getting graded for a few years, and we're taking a look at how those grades fall. The accompanying slideshow focuses on the top 20 schools across metro Phoenix as ranked on the grading scale from the Arizona Department of Education.

Self Development Academy is a Unique Elementary and Middle School

More than 14 years ago, Dr. Anjum Majeed founded SDA, after much encouragement from parents desiring a continuation of the advanced, high-level preschool and kindergarten curriculums offered at Self Development Preschool.

Self Development Academy Enrichment Opportunities

The curriculum at Self Development Academy (SDA), one of the top performing schools in Arizona, is aligned to the standards set by the Arizona Department of Education, but its educational program is accelerated, and students learn a minimum of one grade level above the state standards. Students who are even more academically advanced continue to speed through the curriculum for their grade. These students need additional stimulation. SDA’s approach to satisfy the educational needs of such children is to accelerate and enrich beyond the normal classroom.

Self Development Academy Welcomes Middle School Math Teacher

Self Development Academy (SDA) is excited to welcome Mrs. Patricia Graville to the middle school faculty this year.

Self Development Academy Kicks Off New School Year

Self Development Academy marked the start of a new school year on August 6, its 14th since being founded by the school’s principal, Dr. Anjum Majeed.

Self Development Academy Provides an Excellent High School Foundation

If you are you searching for a middle school program designed to set a path for your student’s future educational experiences to ensure advancement in high school, Self Development Academy (SDA) is the school of choice.

New School Opening August 2015

Self Development Academy

A New Central Phoenix Charter School!

Self Development Academy-Phoenix (location TBA) will be the newest school to join the Self Development family. The school will open August 2015 and will initially offer kindergarten through 3rd grade. For more information please email info@self-dev.com.


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