Thunderbird Adventist Academy: Driven By Purpose

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Thunderbird Adventist Academy is a safe Christ-centered educational community that promotes spiritual growth, academic excellence, social maturity and healthful living.


Our mission is for each of our students to EXCEL: to EXperience Jesus, to Communicate clearly and think critically, to Embrace service and citizenship, and to Live healthfully in body and mind.

We Are Proud of Our Students

Our philosophy goes beyond the classroom but the classroom is still important. Some of our students achieve some incredible things after moving on from Thunderbird Adventist Academy. Here are some of our students’ most recent achievements.

  • 89% of the class of 2016-2017 was accepted into a four-year college.

  • The 30 members of the 2016-2017 graduating class were awarded roughly $2.5 million in scholarships.

  • For 2017-2018 Thunderbird has added two additional dual credit classes, allowing students to get an even bigger jump-start on their college careers.

  • Over 25% of our students were members of the National Honor Society in 2016-2017.

  • Over half of our instructors have one or more post-graduate degrees.