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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Special Education

Mission: The mission of New Way Academy is to educate children with learning differences to fulfill their potential.

Geographic areas served: The Greater Phoenix Area

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Before my child started at New Way he was reading at a first grade level in the sixth grade. Despite all of the different schools, tutors, and intervention programs we could not help him make the necessary gains he needed to read. It was a miracle that we found New Way Learning Academy! After his first day at school he said that there are kids just like him. New Way has created a safe and rich learning environment that has allowed my son to unlock his potential. He is now reading at a fifth grade level in the eight grade and is still attending his intense reading classes daily. Reading will always be difficult for my extremely dyslexic,slow processing, ADHD child, but New Way has given him the tools to unlock the door to literacy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The smiles on the kids faces each and every time I visit campus paint the picture of what a truly exceptional school New Way is! The dedication of the staff and administration is amazing - both in and out of the classroom. I am watching my daughter, who has struggled for years in school, finally blossom. It is a dream come true.

Pam_28

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Way has been the most amazing thing to happen for my child and his education. The staff are all very qualified and caring. They really do teach your child in a manner that is best for his/her way of learning and that makes all the difference in the world. I know my child will go on to have continued success because of the foundation built here at New Way.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Teachers and administrators at New Way demonstrate genuine care and do their very best every day to understnad the student's needs and design programs and approaches that meet those needs. It's an amazing place for students to learn and grow. I honestly don't know how my son would have graduated from high school without New Way.

Client Served

Rating: 5

If your child has a learning difference this school WILL change their life. Despite his dyslexia, my son loves school and New Way has given him self confidence and instilled a life-long love of learning. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and committed. The sports programs and after school activities really round out the student's social experience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has severe dyslexia and ADD. He got nothing out of public kindergarten where there were 30+ children in his class. He never wanted to go to school, and worse, did not want to learn to read or write. Coming to New Way changed everything for us. My son is in a class with a dozen other children that have very similar learning difficulties, with two amazing teachers that do not quit until they find the right tools to reach my child. The speach teacher, OT specialist, and reading specialist are all wonderful too. Even the the finance guy is great to work with! We moved across the country for my son to attend this school, and it was absolutely worth it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter was not thriving emotionally at her Catholic school. We needed a change fast as her self-esteem took a nose dive. We knew she is smart, very smart, in fact! But we needed an environment and people who would understand our girl and meet her where she was at and go from there. She is so happy now AND SHE IS LEARNING SO MUCH. We always say that we are paying the pretty penny to New Way so that she develops the strongest sense of self and that is not expensive- IT IS PRICELESS! We would make the decision over a thousand times if we could go back in time. The leadership and all of the staff care as much about our daughter as we do. That may not even sound possible, but that's how they operate. Sometimes we can't even believe New Way is real because of how great it is. The second we took our tour, we were sold. We scheduled her shadow day within the week and signed on the dotted line. Easiest choice ever.

dms1

Client Served

Rating: 4

This school is a terrific alternative to the typical public school setting if your child is having difficulties learning. I have truly never seen such dedicated teachers and staff. For many children that attend here, this school saved their lives.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is currently in 5th grade at New Way Academy and she started there when she was in second grade. She came from public school where they put in the minimum effort and they were moving her through with no real understanding of her problems and even less compassion. The following year she started at New Way. It saved her life, and mine. There she (we) found teachers who "got" her and embraced who she was and her learning differences and kids who accepted her. She has made steady progress every year, she feels loved and accepted, and I feel blessed to be able to send my daughter to this school. Although it hasn't always been easy for her, my daughter has been able to achieve far more than I ever thought she would thanks to the continuous patience and support of her teachers.

2 Melissa98

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Way has made a huge difference in our son's academic and social life. Instead of focusing on how to reach our son, the public school spent valuable time when he was in the primary grades sticking him in self-contained classrooms with teachers that didn't have a clue how to treach our son. By the age of 8 our son was so frustrated and was acting out so much we were in fear of him being labeled ED. He left public school distrustful of teachers and testing well below the 5th percentile in all academic areas. The transition to New Way was bumpy but our son finally learned to read. This has meant the world to him; he now loves to read and is able to access his curriculum! In addition, the sports program is top notch. Our son competes on New Way teams with other schools in the following sports: basketball, flag football, dodge ball and soccer. He has made friends and is developing important social skills. New Way hires only caring educators that know how to teach children who learn differently! Thank you New Way!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has struggled his entire academic life...the public middle school consistently failed him, even though he received special education services. In his first quarter at New Way, he has improved already. He is motivated to complete assignments and is actually learning the material!!! I will absolutely recommend New Way to other families!