The science of empathy and coping skills

Mindfulness equips children with the ability to observe upsetting thoughts and emotions without immediately reacting.

Social & Emotional Learning Skills

Self Development Academies Phoenix and Mesa focus on helping students develop social-emotional skills that will prepare them for the rigors of high school, college, careers, and life in general.

Mindfulness equips children with the ability to observe upsetting thoughts and emotions without immediately reacting.

The ability to recognize and label one’s feelings, motives, and desires.

Showing empathy, considering other perspectives, and understanding social and ethical behavior norms.

Managing stress, regulating emotional responses, and motivating oneself.

The ability to exchange information, feelings, and meaning through verbal and non-verbal communication.

Being able to find a peaceful, ethical solution to a disagreement based on consideration of shared feelings and goals.

Mindfulness Programs

Our vision is to nurture capable, confident, and emotionally mature students who perceive problems as opportunities. Together, mindfulness and SEL helps our students remain steadfast in pursuit of their goals.

Our mindfulness program teaches students how to handle daily challenges without being emotionally reactive. They learn how to self-regulate during extreme emotional states by learning how to recognize physiological responses to stress, anxiety, and other negative prompting events at school, at home, and more importantly, in life.
Additionally, our program focuses on tools that encourage empathy and perspective taking. Self Development Academy helps students develop mindfulness skills that allow them to be more present and less anxious, more aware and less reactive, more focused and less distracted.

We provide opportunities for bright, gifted students

The Four R’s of Self-Development.

We tailor our educational approach to nurture capable, thriving students who are prepared for success in elementary school, high school, college, and in life beyond.

Our approach to full brain development empowers students to take ownership of their learning so they can achieve their full potential. We try to inculcate what we call “The Four R’s”





Students are enrolled on a first come, first-served basis.

Preference is given to students with siblings already enrolled.