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Scottsdale Country Day School

Charter | PK-6 | 120 students

SCDS is a charter school with rigorous academics and a class cap of 20 students.

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Living in Scottsdale

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $820,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 15 ratings
2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
Based on 19 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted August 22, 2012

I have two sons that are attending Scottsdale Country Day School, a 2nd grader and a 4th grader. I have nothing but good things to say about this school. The entire staff has welcomed both my boys with open arms. My boys are loving going to school each day. I feel as though each child is getting the individual attention he needs, and this is due to the combination of small class size, and teachers that are willing to go above and beyond. I can see that my boys feel that they are a part of a community, and I wish I say the same about the other schools they have been too, but I can't. If you are looking for a school with very low tuition where your child will love to learn and will get the attention he/she deserves, then this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

This school opened in Fall 2012 and looked like an inexpensive private school with a Scottsdale address. Young children, 3 through 7 years, might do well in the small classes. However, the administration wasn t very professional, and they did not seem to really understand good middle school/junior high (4th-8th grades) education where more learning needs to take place. There was almost no support for the students, no library, no resources for advanced students, and only a few old computers in the classrooms. No Junior Honor Society, no academic clubs, no connections to the larger school district, no sports program. No help for struggling students except for what the teacher did on her own. The grades were 1st/2nd together, no 3rd grade, 4th/5th and 6th-8th, but not all the teachers seemed trained for multiple level classrooms. The students sometimes worked at the level below their grade. If you have high expectations for your child, or if you want your child to move to an academically centered high school, this is not the place for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

I am so thrilled to have found this school! I have been to two other schools and were not impressed. This school is owned by a husband and wife team who are worldly, bright, kind, warm and professional. The teachers in my son's Pre-K are amazing. This school has found the perfect balance of fun and learning. My son is so happy there - and is writing, drawing, exercising, Signing - wow! All the kids in his class are so warm, delightful, positive, bright and kind to everyone. I am also impressed that they are able to provide such small class sizes for the cost. It is very affordable especially for what you get! Don't be confused by the location (it is located on the grounds of a Jewish Temple). This is NOT a religious school. They just rent space from the Temple! I am so happy to have found such a wonderful place for my child. We are both happy! I feel like I hit the lottery!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2011

I am very excited about the next year at SCDS. My son was transitioning last year from a very difficult environment and the staff at SCDS did an excellent job encouraging him and making him feel comfortable at school. The environment was very nurturing and we are extremely excited about all of the new curriculum being added!
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Posted July 18, 2011

My grandchild attends this school and our entire family are very pleased with the progress she has made. The headmaster and faculty are extremely considerate of each student's needs and are nurturing and caring. The curriculum is stimulating, challenging and even has added bonus classes of mandarin, spanish, music and art. It is very comforting to see how well my grandchild has thrived in this school.


Posted July 7, 2011

We are excited to be part of this school. The small class size is a plus allowing each child to have a chance to succeed. In addition, the staff and teachers work hard to provide a quality education experience for each child.
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Posted July 6, 2011

The principal has great leadership qualities and shows great empathy and compassion toward students of all ages. The teachers are qualified and caring. The small class size is a benefit, and the school provides wonderful opportunities for parents to get involved with their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 4:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Steve Prahcharov
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Scottsdale Country Day School is a KG-6th grade Charter school. Teachers are AZ certified and highly qualified educators. SCDS provides a broad and balanced curriculum in class sizes that max at 20 students. We are dedicated to educational excellence and provide tailored courses for achievement in the academic, aesthetic, cultural, and sporting spheres.
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$0 - $0
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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10460 N. 56th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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Phone: (480) 452-5777

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