"STEM Education, Emphasis on Science Technology Engineering and Math"
Students enrolled 110
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Fethiye Ozis
Transportation options None

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14647 S. 50th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85044

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(480) 961-5370
(480) 961-5397
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5 stars
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April 25, 2014
I have seen fantastic results since my daughter started with this school. She has improved on reading, spelling, Math and most importantly her self confidence. Students get to be recognized by all the staff members, my daughter enjoys being known by name. This is a great environment for all the children to learn and excel in their studies. The mentality at this school is not if they are going to college but where they will attend the college. If you are aiming high for your child, you will benefit from enrolling your child here at SSA-Ahwatukee.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
Sonoran Science Academy- Ahwatukee, is a great school!!!! Super friendly front desk person, always smiling. This school also has a very strong, friendly and encouraging Principal team and group of the happiest teachers I have ever seen. I Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Sonoran Science Academy Ahwatukee, my daughter scores just keep increasing thanks to the great teachers and administrative staff. She is excited about going to school, making new friends with a great diverse background. I Love AHWATUKEE SSA!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Excellent school, Great teachers I would recommend this school to anyone. My daughter loves to go to this school. No complaints. Teacher parent communication is very good. No regrets for choosing Sonoran science academy Ahwatukee... The only improvment I want in my child is better handwriting. Other than that, we appreciate the way all the lessons are taught, parents are given an outline of what will be happening the following week in the class. I also like the coolsis system where all the notifications of your child's behaviour is sent on an ongoing basis.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
I have been teaching in this school for over 3 years.I love to see the enthusiasms on our students face every single morning.Our parents and students like the small and family environment at SSA-Ahwatukee. Staff members are dedicated ,supportive , amazing . . . You must check it out to see the difference that the school will made on you and your family . . .

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2014
Sonoran Science Academy~ Ahwatukee is an awesome school! We have an excellent, dedicated, passionate group of teachers that have the children's best interest in mind. We're a small family oriented environment where we all know one another by name. We believe instilling high expectations, and superb character! We honestly believe that every child has a potential, and it is up to us to help them reach their potential. Come in and meet with us...

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2014
My husband and I made the best decision to enroll our children at this school. Our kids are finishing up their second year and has excelled in many ways. Not only did they thrive in STEM education, they've flourished socially. Parents are friendly and involved. The teachers are personable and knowledgeable: each one truly cares about their students and works hard to see their students succeed. The rest of the staff and administration are well-qualified and friendly, making this ultimately the best charter school in the area!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
I have had both of my girls attend to this school for the last three years. The teachers are awesome. The administration is very open, and supportive. We had to leave this year because we moved out of the state, I wish I was able to have them graduate from SSA- Ahw. Their academics have excelled greatly over the years. My kids have shown improvement not only for their academics, but also for their social skills. The school has a fairly big library, a gym, and a computer class. They offer computer skills like typing and office. I just can't say enough about these people, and the impact they had on my family. I am truly thankful and highly recommending this school to anyone who wants a good education for their kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
School is horrible, compare it to other schools and it is no standing higher then any low rated public school, too many safety issues, to many bulling going on, no responsibilities from teachers or staff/ administration,everyone is blaming each other, and ignoring actual issue, learning is ???, teachers let kids re do the tests just to make grades look higher for school reputation, felt so sorry for kids and pulled them out, now they are trully very happy in new school, learning so so much more then in ssa, Respect yourself and love your child by NOT CHOOSING Sonoran Science Academy....

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2014
My child went to SSA Ahwatukee for three years and got a top-notch education and lots of great memories. Since then he's excelled at his current school, and credit is due to SSA for setting him up for success. I'll always be grateful for this school. At the time he registered, SSA was the only STEM school option in Ahwatukee - they knew STEM before STEM got fashionable. And we are thankful for that. Worth checking out as one of the top schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
We pulled our kids out. There were way to many issues with this school. It did not feel like a real school. We are much happy at our current school and my kids are learning so much more.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
I absolutely love this school my husband and I are so happy we decided to send our daughter her for kindergarten! The staff is so amazing and helpful! And The Parents Club is so welcoming and friendly, I love being apart of a great group of parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
Sonoran Science Academy - Ahwatukee is a great school to go to because everything is family-like and you forget that they are even teachers, but you remember them as a family. Also, this school is a really good if you want to experience everything a school can do. Sonoran Science Academy is a safe for your child/children because the teachers personally supervise you child/children, so you will never get a worried feeling.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
Fantastic curriculum, strict discipline and a very solid program that starts in kindergarten. The program strongly encourages parent involvement in various aspects and homework starts the very first day of kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
SSA- Ahwatukee is a positive, nurturing, and happy place to be! The teachers/staff members all genuinely adore every student and know each student by name. Our school has incredibly kind, well-mannered, and enthusiastic students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Our administration/ front office staff are all approachable, caring and completely dedicated. The teachers all have student success and achievement as their top priorities. We are lucky to have tons of support from the amazing parents of our students! We work as a team! I love coming to school each day to see my students. As the teachers, parents, students and administration continue to work together, our SSA-A students will always be outstanding!

- submitted by a teacher
September 09, 2013
I am happy with the school, the leadership and staff. They have been very approachable, and easy to access to when I needed them. I believe my child is safe and that he is getting the top notch education here. The school is also great with communication, weekly parent emails directly from the principal are keeping me posted in addition to my child's teacher's weekly communication. This year Parent's Club has been very active as well- and they keep us in the loop with weekly communication too. The school has positive energy, and everybody makes you feel welcomed. Our teacher has demonstrated herself as a very dedicated and caring teacher. She came to our house with another teacher to talk about academics and keep me posted for behavior too. I absolutely loved the fact that I was able to talk to them, enjoy a friendly personable conversation and ask some questions at the luxury of my home. Who does that? Only if you care, you'd do it. Studies show teachers who know more about their students' lives are able to achieve higher learning. As a educator myself, I see that SSA Staff is going above and beyond their job descriptions to support our kids in any way they can. Thank you SSA-A.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
My great grandchildren are doing well academically and are happy with their school. I haven't been to the school myself, but my great grandchildren talk highly of their school and that makes me satisfied. I know that my granddaughter picked the best school for her children.

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2013
I don't know what some people are talking about, but do want to share my opinion about this school. This is our third year, and me as a parent, Imam very happy withis school, very approachable and friendly staff, teachers very professional and helpful, something was sai about principal, and just to let you know she is awesome, she work her way to make this school better and better, I do see improvements every single day, she support teachers in every possible way, someone said she is rulling school in her way, not always a good way, but she is the boss, and the way she rules it, its the best way for the school, my kids always happy, always safe. I was thinking that my little one will be giving me hard time, but she is not, she begs to go to school even on the weekends. Savety is great, teachers are great, extra carriculum is awesome, lots of activities for kids before, during and after school. Too bad that there was some budget cuts and they dont have a middle school anymore, otherwise I will never would pull my older kids to different school. But like I said my 2nd and K student are very happy and getting smarter every minute. And if you love your kids and want best for them..

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
I love this school! As a parent I have complete peace of mind knowing I am sending my precious child to a school which engages, challenges, and nurtures her everyday. The size of the school allows for parent and teacher interaction at a level that you just don't get at a public school. I am left bewildered at an earlier comment regarding bullying, if that were a true statement then parents and teachers would be aware of it. The principal is devoted to the school, very approachable, friendly and most importantly easily accessible to parents. I feel secure knowing that my child is learning and growing in a safe and loving environment,

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
This is my first year at Sonoran Science Academy Ahwatukee.I feel that this school has a great curriculum and dedicated, caring teachers. I see the administration and faculty as very friendly and approachable. To see a Principle and/or Vice Principle each day gives the impression that they are there, not just for our students and parents, but that they support their teachers/team as well. That really impresses me! The initiative by the Parents Club leaders for parent involvement is definitely a HUGE plus. The Parents Club and faculty makes me feel very welcomed here at this school and it allows me to contribute to my child's education the best way I can. I LOVE the diversity of kids and people. I like the small school feeling it has to it. I definitely think that the staff and administration has a passion for our children's success for their educational future.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Great School and Great Staff. They are nice and approachable. We are totally satisfied with this school. Love this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
SSA - Ahwatukee is STEM ( Science - Technology - Engineering - Math ) school. I have been teaching Math and Technology for almost three years...As a school we attend National - Local Competitions for math , science and we got medals... Every year we are setting the bar higher . . . Small, safe and friendly environment and everybody know each other . . . I personally know almost all of our students name and their parents . . . I am very proud to be part of this GREAT TEAM . . .

- submitted by a teacher
August 18, 2013
This is our third year in this school and we couldn't be happier, me as a parent, I see school growing and improving in every way is possible, Very friendly and professional teachers, very helpful and friendly front office personal, vice principal is new to school, but he is doing an awesome job, always on top of everything, principal is very nice and approachable, very supportive to students, teachers and parents. This school is small, and being a part of it feels like being a part of one big friendly family, parents involvement and support is great, everyone wants to cheap in and help. Love this school, and so is my kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Very Friendly Staff, and Administration. This year is our second year with SSA- A. My daughter is a first grader this year, I have the advantage of communicating well with the teacher due to the fact that the school is like a big family. My daughter has interactions not only with her teacher but also with other teachers, she is nurtured by everyone in the school. The principal is very personable and friendly, she spares time for me for small question I might have. I see her working hard for the school's success, she has a positive rapport with the students. You should come in and check this school out by yourselves.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
My daughter has started in Kindergarten last year, she has excelled in math and language arts incredibly fast. My wife and I were really happy with her teacher, who was effectively managing the little ones while challenging their minds. She was very supportive of my child, who might have experienced difficulties because of the cultural differences. The teacher has supported her academically as well as emotionally. Her first grade teacher is likewise very nice and supportive. We are totally satisfied with this school. Small and family like setting, everyone knows everyone by name. Students are feeling safe and cared about. Parents club is even better this year, they are fun and easy going people...so easy to work with...I love it here....Thank to great Staff of SSA.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
My son's teachers have been amazing. I love SSA Awatukee. They all are good about letting the parents know how the kids do every day!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
Our daughter started at SSA-A this year (4th grade) and loves it! She really likes her classmates and teachers and is excited about going to school each day. The staff here are wonderful and very responsive to parents' concerns. Way to go, SA-A!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
Went to the school to consider enrolling as a walk in late May. Front desk is very competent. I had an appointment 2 months ago with the Dean/VP, he gave an excellent overview and tour. The Principal arranged to have the SLP & Special Ed teacher review his 504, reports from private pay psychologists and the public school assessment. Special Ed teacher & SLP were able to pick out discrepencies from various reports. Public school was trying not to provide services by stalling and arranging meetings months down the road. We wasted a year and accomplished nothing. We Left public school bc they were not following the 504 plan and lost our son. Also for public school they had 25-27 students the teacher had NO control of the class, no aid. I have seen some aids, they were not helpful. So far the SSAA staff have shown themselves to be very dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2013
This school was great under the previous administration. Teachers and front office staff are amazing in spite of the admin changes. With the new principal, the school has taken a drastic turn for the worst. She is extremely unprofessional, yelling and berating faculty while parents and students are present. She lacks the proper leadership skills and communication skills to effectively lead/communicate with others. As a former teacher at the school, I would not bring my own child there if the current administration was still around.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2013
My son attends KG at SSA Ahwtaukee and I couldn't be more happy seeing him grow academically and mature so much personally and mentally. The environment is very warm and education is individualized. As a working mom, the aftercare program and free extracurricular clubs come very handy. My son always talks about the field trips they went to this year and of course he loves school picnics and social activities which are abundant at SSA. Diversity and STEM emphasis is another reason we chose this school. Overall a very satisfied parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
I went to Sonoran Science Academy-Ahwatukee for 3 years and graduated 8th grade there. I had lots of great memories and learned lots of new things that I didn't know before. I had an amazing 8th grade year and I will always miss the environment and the people I was surrounded with.

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2013
In my opinion, all Sonoran Schools are the best. I am a student that still attends to one of the many wonderful Sonoran Schools. I recommend these schools to everyone who wants a good education.

- submitted by a community member
May 01, 2013
This is an A+ school.Sonoran Schools strives to provide a superior academic environment, accessible to a diverse population, both ethnically and socio-economically. We continue to challenge our teachers to grow their curriculum and to challenge themselves to become even better educators. We consistently encourage our students to explore and grow, intellectually and emotionally, by providing a myriad of extra-curricular opportunities. We surround them with an environment where a passion for art or drama can grow alongside a talent for math. We seek to instill a life-long love of learning and an understanding of each individual's responsibility to be a productive member of society. We ensure our students can compete equally with their peers around the globe. Sonoran Schools: STEM education, college preparation

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2013
Excellent "A "rating school. Thank you wonderful teachers, and great administrators for your excellent education. My daughter is so happy at SSA Ahwatukee.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2013
I am the Kindergarten teacher at SSA-Ahwatukee. I taught for seven years previously in the public school system, and making the move to SSA-A was a wonderful choice! Our administrators are professional, kind, and very approachable. They do whatever they possibly can to assist the teachers, other staff members, and most importantly, the students. As a teacher, I have the flexibility and freedom to do what I think is best for my students, with the 100% support of my administrators. I am so impressed with the students at our school. They are advanced, polite, and driven to succeed. I love the level of parental involvement. The parents are very helpful, and always seem to be hard at work planning fundraisers, events, and doing whatever they can to assist us. Our school has a very "family-like" atmosphere, which is the beauty of a small school. As a parent myself, I would absolutely enroll my own child at SSA. In a previous comment, I noticed someone said " The kindergarten class has 29 students." Actually, I have 26. They have room to work at their large tables, or even the floor for big projects. I have an ASU intern, and utilize parent volunteers as much as I can. I love SSA!

- submitted by a teacher
April 02, 2013
Sonoran Science Academy Ahwatukee is a small but very dedicated school. The staff is first rate and very approachable. The atmosphere at the school is easy going yet positive and dynamic. I have never seen so many happy students. The school has many extra-curricular activities (field trips, competitions, awards, projects, etc), especially in the Math and Sciences. The vibe at this school is always good and the students always seem excel or improve at the AIMS and MAP tests.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2013
Sonoran Science Academy- Ahwatukee. UNTRUE REPRESENTATION OF SCHOOL. I'm a parent who visited this school during their 2013 open house. I'm writing in response to the prior post from a 7th/8th grade teacher who said, "Classrooms are not crowded which provides to the teacher and students use their time more efficiently one on one." This may be an accurate statement for this grade level. However, when I visited the campus I saw otherwise. The rooms were jam packed with desks and they were all needed. I counted 28 desks in the third grade classroom (my son's grade). The kind third grade teacher confirmed that he currently had 27 students in his class and he did not have an aide to support him. I would not enroll my son in this class because it is clearly overcrowded. I visited other classrooms as well. Every single class, besides the middle school level, was overcrowded. The kindergarten room offered no "wiggle room" for kids. The kindergarten class had 29 kids, again, without an aide for support. The rest of the elementary level classrooms were ALL overcrowded. The middle school teacher's comment did not represent the truth for all grades. Most classes way too overcrowded.

- submitted by a community member
March 25, 2013
I teach Science & Math at Sonoran Science Academy - Ahwatukee which is the best school in this neighborhood. Although, this is my first year of teaching in the USA, I have a rigorous curriculum, I teach Algebra to 8th Grades. Classrooms are not crowded which provides to the teacher and students use their time more efficiently one on one. We just had a School Science Fair in February and we are going to attend State Science Fair in April. We are providing Laboratory Experiment every week that helps students learn subjects by performing. I am so happy to have my little Scientists in my Science Lab. It makes me really happy more than anything to see my students joy of learning science in stead of hating it. I am so lucky to have a chance to teach in SSA-A. I 'd like to thank to the SSA-A giving me opportunity to be a teacher at this wonderful school. Go SSA-Ahwatukee !!!

- submitted by a teacher
November 21, 2012
My child has been at SSA since the school opened. She is excelling inevery aspect. This school far exceeds any other school. The classes are small and each child is given the attention they need. They are learning subjects that I did not learn until a much higher grade. I like the security. You never have to worry about your child while they are there. The staff is excellent. You can talk to them any time you want to. They offer many different activities and field trips. This is a A+ school.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
Three years ago I was looking for a great school for my children, one that would advance their appitite for learning. This is when we found Sornoran Science Academy-Ahwatukee. We and our children are very excited to share with anyone and everyone about the academic here the STEM education that is taught. This is a high level of education, no bullies and decidated teachers. The principal of this school is very approachable, easy to talk to and encourgages high excellence in the school by all her facaility. Please read my review and come join us as we raise a high level of leaders in the future.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
Our child has attended this school for three years. We tried to go back to a public school and found that SSA Ahwatukee is much more advanced in science and math. Our child is challenged by the work here and is excelling. This school offers more than academics, it gives students an opportunity to learn about other cultures. The principal and vice principal are very approachable, which is great for parents and students. They are willing to work to do what is best for the students. For our child, SSA Ahwatukee has become somewhat of a second home. As parents, that is very comforting. Our family will miss SSA when it is time to move on next year.

- submitted by a parent
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Sonoran Science Academy - Ahwatukee
14647 S. 50th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85044
(480) 961-5370
Last modified Sonoran Science Academy - Ahwatukee is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sonoran Science Academy - Ahwatukee Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 41 reviews.