Sun Valley Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 2675 W. Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041
County: Maricopa
Phone Number: (602) 692-4914
Fax Number: (602) 276-6298

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Additional Information

President: Dr. Tanae Morrison
Principal: Ms. Amy Austin (South Mountain) and Ms. Ashlynn Johnson (Avondale)
School Type: Public Charter School
School Focus: Leadership
Founded: 2009
Ages/Grades: K-8
School Schedule (Hours in Day): Mon., Tues, Thurs., Fri. 7:55 – 3:00 and Wed. 7:55 – 1:00
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Size: 600
Classroom Size: 25-30
Student/Teacher Ratio: Kinder 25:1 and 1st – 8th 30:1

Spalding Education, Saxon Math, Beyond Textbooks, Leader in Me

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

Special Education, ELL, Title I Intervention

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Laptops and Chromebooks available for grade level use

School Championships:

Sun Valley Academy is a member of the CAA and offer competitive chess, flag football, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, and coed soccer.

School Clubs:

Garden Club, Readers Theater, Animation Club, Student Leadership Coalition, National Junior Honor Society, Legal Club, Cheerleading, Junior Sports

Library Resources: myON Digital Library
Parking Spaces/Availability:


Mission Statement:

Sun Valley Academy has made a commitment to provide each student with a quality education through high standards and high achievement. We foster a school culture in which teachers, students, and parents are active participants. Our pursuit of academic excellence is enhanced by family partnerships and the development of leadership skills. This dynamic combination motivates students to embrace life-long learning and to become productive members of our community. Sun Valley Academy empowers every student, every day, through high standards and high achievement.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

At SVA we understand that your child’s elementary years are the foundation for their future success. We believe in preparing students for this success through our unique blend of quality instruction, higher expectations, students being actively engaged in their learning, leadership development, nurturing and support.

SVA places a special emphasis on the school and family partnership. We believe that families and schools working together ensures that children reach their fullest potential.

SVA believes in building future leaders. Students will participate in leadership skill building activities, presentations, and projects designed to foster strength of character, responsibility, and the desire to become positive contributors in our community.

School History:

Sun Valley Charter School was founded in 2009 by Dr. Tanae Morrison. The original location was in Laveen, Arizona. After much growth, Sun Valley Charter School moved to a newly constructed stand alone school in the South Mountain Village community and changed our name to Sun Valley Academy. In July 2020, Sun Valley Academy will open a second school in Avondale.

Notes/School Information:

Our Vision
Sun Valley Academy is dedicated to being a school of distinction in education while investing in meaningful partnerships through teaching individuals to be lifelong learners with strong leadership skills.