Banner Children's Academy

1410 W. 10th Place Tempe 85281, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 448-7558

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Private Grades 4-12 40 students 5 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

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About this school

Banner Children's Academy is a private high school in Scottsdale. The principal of Banner Children's Academy is Shari Carlsted, who can be contacted at 40 students attend Banner Children's Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Banner Children's Academy is 5:1. Coronado High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% %
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 15% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent I was desperate to find a school my son could succeed in. He had gotten to the point that he didn't want to go to school because of a fear of being bullied teased and picked on. And then I found Howard Gray. Their school values all children and the students are amazingly tolerant of their own. Tolerance and acceptance of others is emphasized at the school and my son felt immediately welcome. His self-esteem and confidence blossomed and he began getting A's and B's. I couldn't be happier with the results! They are truly a blessing!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Former student from 2005 I will say in short that Howard S Grey has not only helped me get through school however has gave me the skills needed to attend High School and Graduate from being in special ed to regular ed classes and graduating in 2008. I now own a business and highly succesful Howard S Grey has supportive staff and those who do care about those who need a little more assistance with their education.

  • (6 years ago)

    I had nearly given up hope that we would find an educational environment where my son could be successful. After enrolling him at Howard S. Gray my son not only survived high school but thrived in his studies and the positive reinforcement he received from teachers and support staff. This is a school for special kids who have special needs or circumstances and fortunately ours is a success story. Thanks.

  • (7 years ago)

    It was the best school I've ever been to. The friendships I formed at Howard Gray with both students and teachers helped me improve my social skills. My time at Howard Gray prepared me to transition back to a regular school where I was afraid that I would do horribly. However thanks to the help I received at this wonderful school I performed wonderfully and graduated from a normal high school. In short this school helped me to succeed far beyond my expectations and allowed me to have fun doing so.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an excellent school for emotionally fragile children. The staff are warm and caring. My child never had such a successful experience. He truly feels valued and loves going to school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School Help always provided friendly staff homework hardly ever provided except on occasions. Firdays is educational movie days on history etc. Highly recommended for students who have a hard time in Public Schools. -D Alexander

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