Every child sculpted by proper nurturing and a demanding curriculum can grow up to electrify the world.
#1 Best Elementary School in Arizona
Our self-confident scholars dedicate themselves to bettering the world.
#2 Best Charter Elementary School in America
Our award winning STEAM program combines the essentials of analysis with the essentials of humanity.
#1 Best K-8 Teachers in Arizona
Self Development Academy is recognized nationally as a top ranked K-8 charter schools located in Mesa Arizona. Founded in 2000, Self Development Academy offers an accelerated curriculum, tailored to the strengths of individual students. We have an award winning math and science program. In addition, our stellar arts and gifted programs ensure that all of our students are challenged to excel in every endeavor.
We offer High School level Algebra II to our 7th and 8th grade students.
By 8th grade, all students will complete 1 year of High School Chemistry & Physics.
Students wide range of performing arts options including: dance, choir, percussion, violin, woodwinds.
Since opening Self Development Academy has the distinction of receiving state and nation-wide awards.
Self Development Academy was the perfect beginning to my education, teaching me how to write well and seek further advancement in mathematics. It prepared me to do well and high school and was a key factor toward getting into Princeton University for college.
Former Student, currently attending Princeton
One of my earliest memories is of my maternal grandmother. She would write in her notepad, and I would weave in and out of completing logic puzzles and running around the yard. At the time I thought of the activity as a game -- “answer these questions about shapes and order, then…
Apr 13, 2018
Any hard-working entrepreneur will agree that the road to success is paved by failure. But for many students, one success after another paves a way as far away from failure as possible. This Atlantic piece, written by a mother who is also a teacher, dives into a common trap where…
Apr 12, 2018
At Self Development Academy, we talk a lot about our students cultivating a love for knowledge and becoming lifelong learners. As parents, that’s a noble cause we can all get behind, but our paths to get to this parental objective are varied and diverse. Were you educated in a public,…
Apr 12, 2018
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Notice of Public Meetings Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, Self Development Academy [Mesa] shall physically post notice of its governing board meetings, committee meetings, and subcommittee meetings on the bulletin board of the front office in its education building located at 1721 N. Greenfield Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205. Self Development Academy - Phoenix shall physically post notice of its governing board meetings, committee meetings, and subcommittee meetings on the bulletin board of the front office in its education building located at 1721 N, Greenfield Road, Mesa, AZ. Both Self Development Academy [Mesa] and Self Development Academy – Phoenix shall additionally post notice on this website. Both locations are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Such notices shall indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and include an agenda or information on how the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.
The next Self Development - Mesa board meeting is TBD
The next Self Development - Phoenix board meeting is TBD
Pursuant to A.R.S. §15-183.C.5 valid fingerprint clearance card and resumes of current employees who provide instruction to pupils, and the notification to parents, in accordance with A.R.S. §15-183.F, will be available for view in the front office.