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Pax Academy

Private | PK-12 | 39 students

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $125,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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5 stars

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2012:
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Posted August 29, 2012

My Daughter goes to KG. This is her third year with PAX. She can read already and do addition. I am always impressed with my baby's increase of knowledge and amount of information she is getting everyday. If you are looking for a fun environment, high quality education oriented school, PAX is the right place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

My children have been associated with PAX academy since it's inception. The staff is keenly aware of the educational standards that will enable our kids to compete in a competitive and diverse workforce. There is also a dynamic parent group. My child's ability to calculate numbers in his head has accelerated due to the mental abacus program. His teacher also taught him how to play chess. PAX also has an enrichment program (after normal day school hours) that offers courses in Chinese, Arabic, English, Math, Wushu (martial arts), dance, mental abacus, visual arts,etc. PAX is definitely a diamond in the rough and I hope that they will continue to develop and offer these wonderful progams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

As any parent, you expect the best education for your children. My wife and I currently have a first and fourth grader at Pax Academy and our children have never been happier. The small student to teacher ratio maximizes the attention our children and other children deserve. We moved our children from the local public school near our house to Pax Academy and only wished we would have done it sooner. The public school our children were attending fell short of our expectations of an education we felt our children deserved. Dr. Fawzia, the Principal and staff's focus on education at Pax Academy excites us as parents. No school is perfect, but with the improvement our children have made in only 1 year at Pax expresses the potential our children will have as they continue at Pax Academy. Excellent teachers who challenge our children, along with a strong academic program are destined to give our children the best education possible. Thank you Pax Academy...you will continue to have our support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

PAX Academy is a diamond in the rough. I have two kids that attend school there, and feel that it is a great fit for them. We struggled for 2 years in the public school system, when our oldest son was not enabled to excel in areas where he was naturally gifted. He was one of the many. At PAX, with joint-grade classes as well as a philosophy of going deeper into subjects, both kids were able to excel beyond our expectations. Looking outside of traditional education, they have learned Abacus, Singapore Math, Hands-on Science, Music, Art, Chinese, and computers. All of this while maintaining the core focus on English and reading.
—Submitted by a parent


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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Future City Competition, Award of Distinction (2011)
  • Future City Award, Best Transportation System of the Future (2011)
  • Math Kangaroo, AZ 2nd Place (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Girl Scouts Community Service Award (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Visual arts
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club: Chinese cultural dances
  • Drum line
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Fawzia Mai Tung
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • website www.paxacademy.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (480) 659-7320

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • E.nopi Learning Center
  • Girl Scouts of America
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Chinese cultural dances
  • Drum line
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Girl scouts
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Robotics club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Help in administration
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Summer Camps 2012 are enrolling now! Check us out at www.paxacademy.org!
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2011-2012 school year
$4000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Tax credits

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
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7541 S. Willow Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283
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Phone: (480) 659-6714

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