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Self Development Academy Expands to Southeast Mesa

While the academy began as a preschool more than 30 years ago, it has grown to a network of academies, with more than 700 students and multiple new locations in the works. That growth is bringing Self Development Academy right here to East Mesa.

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Become Mindful Parents to Encourage Mindful Children

You’ve certainly seen the image on magazines. An attractive person in yoga clothes tucked away neatly into a protective cocoon of a glowing halo, safely guarded from bills, taxes, teenagers and flash floods. This is not mindfulness.

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Students Learn Art of Transcending Tribulations By Building Resilience

Whereas we cannot change our children's inherited traits or the difficulties they may face, we can give them the coping skills to triumph over tribulations they may face.

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Developing Compassion in Children Helps Ensure Happiness

The presence of compassion and kindness is an antidote for bullying

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Help Your Child Develop a Passion for Reading

Are you an avid reader? Did you love reading as a child? What did adults in your life do to inculcate such love for reading, which became a lifelong passion?

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Self Development Academy Ranked #1 Arizona Public Elementary School

See the complete list here: 2016 Best Public Elementary Schools in Arizona - Niche

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A New Name

Same Charter School, New Name SELF DEVELOPMENT CHARTER SCHOOL recently changed its name to SELF DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY. This new name was selected to better reflect the school's dedication to excellence and the high-level of academic and personal development provided to its student body.

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Self Development Academy Teacher Conveys her Passion for Science to the Students

Providing a strong science foundation is an important part of Self Development Academy's (SDA) curriculum. Read more about Ms. Laura Meyer, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Yale University graduate and SDA science professional/teacher.  Students at SDA begin thinking like scientists in the early elementary years. First graders delight in active hands-on investigations. Exploring why…

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Scholarships awarded by Las Sendas Cardiology

Lifelong Learner and Distinguished Lifelong Learner Scholarships Congratulations to our students who earned scholarship awards from Las Sendas Cardiology! During the 8th-grade promotion ceremony, several students received Lifelong Learner Scholarships and Distinguished Lifelong Learner Scholarships. The scholarships are given to students that exemplify the followings qualities: Diversity, Communication,…

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Top 20 Schools Across Phoenix (Slideshow)

SDA Ranked one of the Higest Scoring Schools in Phoenix "The accompanying slideshow focuses on the top 20 schools across metro Phoenix as ranked on the grading scale from the Arizona Department of Education." Read More & see the slideshow: Click here for the full slide show

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