Our Values

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Our Mission

Our mission is to nurture students’ inner spirit of curiosity, inspire students to develop intrinsic motivation to achieve scholarly potential, empower students to take ownership of their learning, foster passion for life-long learning, and promote the merit of serving the community.

Each student who graduates from Self Development will embody the 4 R’s – they will be responsible, ready for continued academic success, respectful, and resilient.

Our Vision

The Self Development Academy vision is to nurture capable, thriving students who are equally confident in their scholastic abilities and their responsibilities to their communities.


Our Philosophy

The school’s philosophy of self-development emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, self-knowledge, and self-acceptance. Self-development encompasses the acceptance of one’s weakness as well as strengths and enhances self-esteem.

Enhanced self-esteem increases self-efficacy. Self-efficacy helps individuals remain steadfast in pursuit of their goals. Confident individuals perceive problems as challenges that can be overcome. Self-development results in an improved sense of self-control and self-discipline, which in turn, leads to success in school, college, and life beyond.

We emphasize to all of our students what we call the 4 R’s. They represent the fundamental and core ethics that students must foster. The Four R’s Are:







+300 Graduated Students


+20 Years of Experience


4 Awards & Prizes


1 Succesful Model

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Think deeply.
Create wildly.

We teach a grade higher than most Arizona schools, but our curriculum is much more than that. We focus on instilling an ability to learn but also to think deeply and create wildly.

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Self Development

Exceptional futures start here! We provide all the tools, resources and opportunities students need to achieve and succeed both in school and beyond. Challenging, nurturing and rewarding learning experiences that positively impact students, families and communities are all right here at Self Development Academy.
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