Welcome from the Executive Director

Welcome to Herberger Young Scholars Academy!
We are so excited that you are exploring Herberger Young Scholars Academy. Our school exists to create a place where highly gifted learners can learn in the way that best suits them. Where they can dive deep into areas of interest, advanced skill and understanding, far beyond what is available in a typical school environment. At the same time, we provide a close-knit community for kids to be kids among like minded friends.

What makes Herberger Young Scholars Academy so different from other schools is we work solely with highly gifted students, offering advanced and accelerated curriculum differentiated specifically for gifted learners so we can meet students where they are in their academic, social and emotional development and allow them to grow and develop at their own unique pace. From middle school content to advanced University courses and the opportunity to work individually with ASU professors in a mentorship, Herberger Young Scholars Academy creates pathways for highly gifted students to explore, express and grow as learners and human beings, in preparation for their next academic and life experiences.

As we enter our 10th year, we are so grateful to the hard work, dedication and generosity of Gary and Jeanne Herberger. We have gathered a world class faculty of highly skilled teachers, focused on creating outstanding learning opportunities tailored to the specific needs of highly gifted children. We hope that you will accept our invitation to not only learn about us virtually, but also visit us for a tour of our campus and to learn more about what makes us a unique school with unique opportunities for unique learners.


Kim Lansdowne
Executive Director

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    Kimberly Lansdowne 

    Executive Director
The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy seeks and accepts students for admission without reference to race, color, religion, age, disability, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender. Admissions and financial aid decisions are made independently.