New Way Academy

New Way Alumni Returns as Dance Teacher

New Way Academy is excited to welcome Jared Johnson, Class of 2016, back as a dance instructor for the 2016-2017 school year. Jared, an accomplished hip-hop dance performer and first ever Mr. New Way, shares a few of his memories as a New Way student and hopes for the year to come. Q. Tell us about your teaching role at …

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New Way Academy Hosts 1st Annual “Mr. New Way” Pageant

The New Way Academy Student Government organized and hosted the First Annual “Mr. New Way” Pageant on Friday, April 1st, 2016. The men of New Way’s senior class, including Jared Johnson, Ken Swart, Mitchell McKenzie, Joseph Gallagher, Austin Forney, Ben Berk, and Jacob Taylor, competed in a beauty pageant style competition, vying for the ultimate title of “Mr. New Way”. …

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Cowgirl Kira, New Way Seventh Grader, Talks Horses

  New Way Academy seventh grader, Kira, is an accomplished equestrian. Described by her teachers as a vibrant, energetic, and hardworking student, Kira is making an impact not only on the New Way community, but the competitive horse riding world. Q: How long have you been riding horses? Do you have your own horse? A: I have been riding about …

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New Way Academy Hosts “Forever Young” Fashion Show

New Way Academy hosted its first ever student fashion show on Friday, February 26. The “Forever Young” Fashion Show was entirely planned and produced by New Way students. Fashion Show Committee members Mitchell McKenzie, Britney Waxman, and Hunter Brice-Nash led the charge for the event, spending months developing the theme, reaching out to community sponsors, planning the program, and recruiting …

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Baylee Says Goodbye to her Cheer Squad

Baylee is a senior at New Way Academy and has been on the cheer squad since seventh grade, when the cheerleading team was founded. Baylee has been a leader on the team, serving as the cheer captain and always encouraging other students on the squad. Baylee cheered in her final game as a Bulldog on February 11. Although Baylee’s formal …

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New Way Academy Student Starts His Own Talk Show

Griffin, a 10th grade student at New Way Academy, is the creator and host of the new Griffin Vondy Show, a variety-style talk show written and produced by high school students participating in the Digital Media class. Griffin’s outgoing personality and quick wit have helped the show to become an overnight sensation on campus. Griffin shares a little bit more …

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New Way Academy Collects Hoodies for Homeless Teens

New Way Academy Collects over 700 hoodies for homeless youth. During the morning school assembly on Friday, December 11, Tumbleweed received the hoodies collected for homeless youth. The boxes of clothing were collected by the students of New Way Academy over the last several weeks. (newwayacademy.org). Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development is a Phoenix-based non-profit serving homeless, runaway and other …

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New Way Academy Performs The Aristocats

New Way Academy’s Lower School students performed their second musical, The Aristocats. It was the first production for just elementary age students. The performers, stage hands and set design were just incredible. New Way Academy’s Imagination Theatre and cafeteria were transformed into a Parisian Neighborhood. Special thanks to the team behind the scenes, Miss Kjonaas, Ms. Bonnell and Music Director …

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New Way Academy Students Visit Los Angeles

The Junior High spent a fun and exciting overnight adventure in Los Angeles. Students spent the first afternoon at Universal Studios and watched a live taping of “Extra” starring Mario Lopez, as well as toured the front and back lots of Universal Studios. On day two, students and teachers received a guided tour of downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood, as well as an …

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New Way Academy to Publish First School Newspaper

New Way Academy, a non-­profit private school for students with learning differences, is about to embark on a remarkable adventure. This year, New Way’s newspaper staff, which is comprised of talented high school students, will release the school’s first newspaper. The individuals on the staff have been hard at work practicing various types of journalism and creating a promotional video to highlight New Way …

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