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The Abbie School serves students with neurological differences such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, (ADHD) OHI, Sensory, or other neurodevelopmental disorders that impact learning and development. Our students often have difficulties in organization, planning, motivation, social/emotional development and information processing. Many other Tucson schools are incapable of accommodating disorders like these. 
A small number of our students are aide dependent, while others are more proficient socially, but are low academic; yet another group, are academically gifted.
Abbie has rolling admissions and accepts students year-round.
To explore enrollment, contact our Director of Admissions, Liz Gallagher or come visit us! While on campus, we will have an opportunity to learn more about your child’s needs and explore what you are looking for in a Tucson school.

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Scholarships

There are many scholarship opportunities for Tucson schools and because of this, most of our students are able to attend The Abbie School with limited or no out-of-pocket expense. Below are some examples, but please contact Liz Gallagher, our Admissions Director for more guidance and information.

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA)​

The Arizona Department of Education provides for ESA scholarships which are funded by state tax dollars. The scholarship amount of the ESA depends primarily on the child’s disability. The department of education will examine the front page of the IEP/MET and will use the primary and secondary eligibility to weight funding.

Student Tuition Organizations

Families whose gross income is $88,129 for a family of four, may qualify for corporate funds. The financial threshold varies dependent on family size.
LEXI’S LAW/ DISABLED-DISPLACED
Lexi’s Law/Disabled-Displaced, is a tax credit-based scholarship that provides funds according to your child’s diagnosis. Families whose gross income is $89,670 for a family of four, may qualify for corporate funds. The financial threshold varies dependent on family size.
INDIVIDUAL TAX CREDITS (ORIGINAL AND SWITCHER/PLUS)
In Arizona you can raise your own tuition. Friends, family, and acquaintances, can give tax credits to support your child or your child’s school through a redirection of tax liability. Utilizing the Arizona Tax credit is a simple way to donate to Abbie School. These funds are given to School Tuition Organizations (STO), which are non-profit organizations, regulated by the Arizona Department of Revenue.
Upon receipt of your tax credit, STOs like Arizona Tuition Connection or Institute for Better Education, provide you with a tax receipt and then notify Abbie of the tax credit gift. Maximum contributions for the 2020 tax year are $1,183 for filing single, or $2,365 for married filing jointly. Your year-end tax credit donation on behalf of Abbie School is an easy way to help sustain the financial health of the organization and help to carry on the Abbie mission.

School Based Scholarships

Abbie School is able to offer limited scholarships to eligible families. To apply for funding, please fully complete the Financial Aide portion of your online application.

Tuition

Abbie School is a private, tuition-based school. Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is $26,500-$30,000 depending on program.

In the state of Arizona there are numerous ways to fund a private school education for most Tucson schools. Most students attend on either full, or partial scholarship and our Director of Admissions, Liz Gallagher welcomes the opportunity to counsel and educate families on funding options.

Families of accepted students fill out enrollment paperwork on Praxii, our online tuition management system, pay their enrollment fee, set up billing and financial aid agreements, and schedule their start date.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy As To Students

The Abbie School does not discriminate based on the basis of race, color, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and any other school administered programs.