Special Needs School Opens in San Tan Valley - SanTanValley.com

Special Needs School Opens in San Tan Valley

Special Needs School Opens in San Tan Valley
Special Needs School Opens in San Tan Valley

Open enrollment across the state of Arizona allows families to choose which school is best suited for their child(ren). San Tan Valley offers dozens of school choices including district schools, charter schools and home schooling. Unfortunately, for our local San Tan Valley families who have special needs children, their choices are limited. Rockwood Preparatory School is looking to change that by opening their doors right here in San Tan Valley.


Rockwood Prepatory is a dyslexia & special needs K-12 school, aimed at leading the way to community-centered and family focused education and support services for families, students, and individuals.

“Our mission is to create a standard of excellence in education, therapies, family support and advocacy for our special needs students”, says Rockwood Prepatory Academy Founder Marci Gabriel.  "Our goal is to create an environment that puts the child first!!"

With an aim is to create a “traditional campus experience with a private special education focus", Rockwood is providing life-enhancing therapies, ranging from daily living skills to behavioral support to social skills as part of a dual approach to the overall development of children with special needs.  Students spend part of their day working toward educational goals and addressing their learning challenges and the second half of their day spent in therapies, social skills activities and an array of adaptive physical programs.

Rockwood serves children with differing special needs. The students work in student peer groups that are based on ability and similar academic goals. In addition to providing these specialized services to their students, Rockwood is also providing therapies, social skills groups and various open activities to the entire special needs community, including DDD Services such as OT/PT/SP, Respite and Habilitation classes and events.

Rockwood Preparatory Academy is conveniently located in the Shops at Copper Basin at 2510 E Hunt Highway San Tan Valley, AZ 85143. They are open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F. To schedule a tour, call 480-530-0886.