Banner Children's Academy of Education & Development  

The Banner Children's Academy of Education and Development, formerly known as the Howard S. Gray School, has provided excellent education to emotionally fragile children and those with Autism and Asperger's syndrome for more than 20 years. For more information, or to set up a tour, please call our Principal, Shari Carlsted at (480) 448-7615 or send us an email


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About Us

Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Banner Children's Academy of Education and Development, formerly known as the Howard S. Gray School, is nationally accredited by the North Central Association and approved by the Arizona Department of Education provides a safe and nurturing place for your child to thrive. Please note: The school is slated to move to Tempe, Ariz. at the start of the 2014-15 school year.

We have a one-to-six teaching ratio, which enables us to focus on the education and well-rounded personality development of each student. 

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Our Students

Many of our students, who live in the Phoenix area, including Scottsdale, Chandler and Tempe, have experienced academic and emotional difficulties. They thrive in our personal, individualized and supportive environment.

We teach children dealing with:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention deficit
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Emotional disorders

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In the News

Banner Children's Academy is recognized in the community as an excellent school of choice in the Phoenix area for students with special needs. The school has earned mention in the media for the great choice it can be for families looking for an alternate choice for education.

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Banner Children's Academy of Education & Development
7575 E. Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 448-7558
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