testimonials & reviews

Top Performing Elementary

These awards and accolades, among many others, are a testament to our incredible faculty and a product of the nurturing learning environment unique to Self Development Academy.

We are committed to empowering our students and fostering a passion for lifelong learning. Our faculty and staff all care deeply about the success of your child, and we do everything we can to inspire students to achieve their potential in school and, more importantly, in life.

Self Development Academy has recognized as one of the top performing elementary schools in the country. Throughout the years, Self Development Academy has received numerous awards and accolades from the Arizona Charter School Association, the Arizona Department of Education, and other members of the education community. Our awards and distinctions include:

#1 Best Elementary School

#1 Best Elementary School Teachers

#1 Best Public Middle School Teachers in America

#2 Best Charter Elementary School in America

10/10 Rating by GreatSchools

#8 Best Public Elementary in AZ

2013 Teachers of the Year

We are committed to empowering our students

Here you will find testimonials from parents and formers students regarding Self Development Academy’s curriculum, faculty, class structure, and overall educational experience. If you have questions about enrolling your child or would like to see additional parent testimonials, please call us at (480) 641-2640 or contact us online.

Self Development Charter School and Preschool are incredible schools that offer a top-notch education. Both schools afforded me a stellar education for the thirteen years I attended.
I am currently in my junior year of high school and receiving offers from schools such as Yale and Princeton as well as PAC-12 schools. I can attribute much of my success to the strong foundation I was given by SDCS in math, reading, writing, science and other enrichment courses. With the support of a great principal and caring teachers, I was able to achieve great success in and out of the classroom. At this time, I would like to thank Self Development schools for instilling valuable knowledge and helping me to be a lifelong learner.
Cade, former Self Development Student
Self Development Academy is a very caring and supportive Middle School. Even though the curriculum is accelerated often including high school level courses, qualified teachers and the small class size enable students to thrive and challenge themselves to learn.
Teachers and staff under the direction of Dr. Majeed, the Principal, work tirelessly to meet all the needs of students well beyond academic related issues. My daughter completed 8th Grade this year, and I thank the school for laying the foundation for her upcoming high school education. In an IB program as a freshman, she is taking Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Geometry, Advanced World History, and Advanced English.
June Lee, Parent of SDA Student
I am a ‘graduated’ student of SDCS, currently enrolled in the IB Programme at Westwood High (I’m in 10th grade). I can honestly say this school helped me understand and admire why learning is so important.
I feel this is a great environment for children to learn in, and I have used the tools I learned here throughout my educational career thus far. I am proud to say I have a 4.7 GPA and university with scholarships is an option for me. SDCS really does guide their students in the right direction. If this school is still around when I have children one day, I will definitely consider sending them here.
Student Review on GreatSchools.org
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Fostering a passion for lifelong learning

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Preference is given to students with siblings already enrolled.