graphic of advancedED featuring a globe and textPhoenix Day School for the Deaf is fully accredited through AdvancED. The AdvancED website explains that the company is, “non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. They serve 32,000 schools and school systems, across the United States and 70 other nations.” For more information, please visit:

PDSD values the accreditation process as it is a protocol for us to be committed to systemic, systematic, and sustainable improvement. It builds the capacity for us to improve and sustain student learning. It stimulates and improves effectiveness and efficiency throughout the school.

The most recent external review was completed in February 2014 with continued accredited status. The time in-between the 5-year external review is focused on working with stakeholders for ongoing school improvement. If you have questions or would like to review the work of the school improvement team, please contact Jane Mielenz, administrative assistant to the principal, at 602-771-5301 or [email protected]