Spotlight - Banner Childrens Academy
Banner Children's Academy of Education & Development  

For more than 20 years, Banner Children's Academy of Education and Development in Tempe, Arizona, has provided excellent education to emotionally fragile children and those with Autism or Asperger's syndrome. To set up a tour or for more information about Banner Children's Academy, please call Principal Shari Carlsted at (480) 827-5348 or send an email.   


About Us

Located in Tempe, Arizona, 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. We provide a safe and nurturing place for your child to thrive.

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
  • Bipolar 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.

VIDEO: Banner Children's Academy helps special needs students excel Read more about poison prevention

Special program encourages autistic kids to interact with animals Read more about poison prevention

School for special-needs students opens in Tempe Read more about poison prevention


Banner Children's Academy of Education & Development
1410 W. 10th Place
Tempe AZ 85281
(480) 448-7558
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