Offering Individualized

Educational Programs For K-12 Students

Tuition

AutismAcademy-840x340ANNUAL TUITION

TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE: Yearbook, enrollment / re-enrollment fees, field trip costs, before / after school care, transportation, third party payment processing fees, club and activity fees and other school events. Even with scholarships for tuition, some families will have nominal out of pocket expenses.puzzle_enrol_d

2024-2025 Tuition Rates

  • In-Person Kindergarten half day: $16,500
  • In-Person Full Day K-8th: $32,000
  • In-Person High School (9th-12+): $33,500
  • Online Kindergarten half day: $15,250
  • Online Full Day K-8th: $29,500
  • Online High School (9th-12th): $30,500

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PAYING FOR TUITION

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities in Arizona and because of this, most of our students are able to attend Autism Academy with little or no out of pocket cost.  

We are committed to helping parents with the process of finding and applying for funding.   If you have questions or need assistance applying for scholarships, please contact one of our funding specialist, funding@aaed.org or 480-525-6197.

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

ESA is administered by Arizona’s Department of Education which is funded by state tax dollars to provide educational options for qualified Arizona students.   The amount of the ESA depends primarily on the child’s disability, as listed in the child’s Arizona public school IEP or MET report.

You can learn more at the ESA website by clicking here: ESA or calling them directly at 602-364-1969

Student Tuition Organizations

STOs receive tax credit donations from individuals and corporations for the purpose of granting scholarships to eligible students for private school tuition costs. STOs award scholarships under four different programs: The Original, The Switcher / Overflow Tax Credit, The Disabled / Displaced, and The Low Income Corporate. A student may receive a scholarship from more than one STO, however some have limitations and exclusions.

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District Placement

Autism Academy is an approved private day school with the Arizona Department of Education for Kindergarten through High School. We work with many school districts and charter schools to accommodate students whose needs require an alternative placement.

Private Payment

Families who pay tuition costs out of pocket have three payment options:
*annual tuition divided into 10 monthly installments
*annual tuition paid in full prior to the first day of enrollment – 10% discount is given
*semester tuition paid in full prior to the first day of semester – 5% discount is given

Testimonials

"Happy Every Day"

My son comes home happy every day now.

Jason

"I Feel Comfortable"

I feel comfortable that the staff know how to appropriately manage my son’s behaviors.

Natasha

"A Wonderful Environment"

The communication with the teachers is fantastic. The staff truly individualizes how they deal with each student based on that student’s needs. I especially appreciate the considerations for sensory and emotional regulation challenges, as well as the encouragement of socialization with peers. It is a wonderful environment and has completely changed my student’s views on school.

Amy

"Productive Environment"

Our son feels comfortable and eager to learn in the safe, and productive environment you provide. He feels like he’s finally found the school where he belongs; with like minded, eccentric, caring, and brilliant individuals.

Sarah

"I Love The Communication"

I love the communication from my son’s teacher – the good AND the not so good. I really feel like we are a TEAM working together to bring out the best in my son.

Janice

Out Of State Applicants

Autism Academy’s Online Program for students residing out of state:

  1. Arizona’s ESA program and Arizona STOs are only available for students living in Arizona.
  2. Many states have options for families who wish to send their children to a private school but need assistance with tuition costs. Check out the links below or your local resources to see what options are available in your state!

For more information about funding options, please contact our Funding Department at funding@aaed.org or 480-525-6197 ext. 114.