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Shade Tree School offers grades K-12
Shade Tree Academy empowers at-risk students who are or were in foster care by providing them with the necessary support, resources, and tools needed to be successful in their return to their school of origin.
Shade Tree Academy classroom offers a seven-to-one student to academic instructor ratio. With low student-to-instructor ratios, trauma-informed instructors, and staff, on-site clinicians and a holistic approach using positive psychology, each student at Shade Tree Academy receives an individualized education tailored to meet their unique needs as they heal from the loss and trauma they have experienced.
Students do not learn when dysregulated or distracted. Every student is provided a safe spot. Throughout the day, students work on boundaries, emotional self-regulation techniques and healthy relationship skills. Mindfulness, relaxation, deep breathing, meditation, grounding and bilateral stimulation techniques are practiced daily.
We use a variety of proven curriculum that helps us meet the child where they are at. We want to fill in any gaps and help each student thrive academically.
Students may be eligible for the School Tuition Organization (STO) tax credit funds or Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) funding.
We believe in nurturing not only academic excellence but also a compassionate heart. As part of our commitment to instilling core values in our students, we encourage them to serve their community and make a positive impact.
Once a month, our students have a unique opportunity to participate in ASA Now's monthly food distribution event. This heartwarming event allows them to give back to the community and actively contribute to the well-being of those in need.
By participating in the food distribution, our students learn the importance of empathy, kindness, and generosity. They witness firsthand the power of collective effort and the difference it can make in the lives of others.
At Shade Tree Academy, we believe in molding well-rounded individuals who not only excel academically but also possess a strong sense of social responsibility. Through these service opportunities, we inspire our students to become compassionate leaders, creating a brighter and more caring world for all.
7830 E. University Dr. Mesa, AZ 85207
At Shade Tree Academy, we are committed to creating a nurturing and empowering space for our students to flourish academically, emotionally, and socially. We believe in the power of community support to make a lasting impact on the lives of our most vulnerable population.
Your generosity and caring nature can truly make a difference! With your support, we can furnish and equip our ten classroom, 18,000 sq. ft. school, designed to be a healing space for our students. Your donations will play a pivotal role in providing the resources and tools necessary to foster a positive and enriching learning environment.
Alternatively, you have the opportunity to directly fund a student's education. Your donation can be the key that unlocks the door to a brighter future for a deserving young individual, empowering them with the skills and knowledge to thrive in life.
Join us in making a lasting impact on the lives of our students. Your support, no matter the size, will help Shade Tree Academy continue its mission of empowering youth to succeed and reach their full potential. Together, we can build a brighter future for our community, one student at a time. Thank you for being a part of this transformative journey!