Cultivating Strengths, Transforming Lives.

Our mission

The Jones-Gordon School cultivates the strengths of high potential, motivated students—students who have dyslexia and related learning differences such as ADHD or executive dysfunction—through targeted educational programming.

Our students

Our students are bright, creative thinkers who may learn a little differently or see the world from an uncommon perspective; so, we’ve created a school just for them—a school tailored to meet each student’s needs. JGS students possess average to above average (or gifted) intelligence, and often have one or more specific learning differences (such as dyslexia), attention issues (such as ADHD), or are affected by anxiety. We’re successful because we believe it’s our job to teach the way they learn…and that’s exactly what we do!

Please know that JGS is not designed to meet the needs of children whose educational plan focuses on improving conduct. Prospective students with behaviors that impede the learning environment of other students are not considered for admission.  

Our story

The Jones-Gordon School’s founder, Head of School, (and driving force!) is Dana Herzberg. In 1999, Dana first founded On-Track Tutoring with the vision of helping struggling students achieve academic success.

Over time, through her teaching, tutoring, and consulting experience, Dana recognized the need for a different kind of school in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area—a school for high-potential students with learning differences. In 2010, JGS was founded in order to fill the need for an educational environment dedicated to these diverse learners.

We’ve built our reputation by employing only outstanding educators and using state-of-the-art, research-validated curriculum. JGS parents have high standards and expect proven outcomes for their children, and we deliver.

Want to learn more about Dana? Read her story here!

Our core values


Nondiscrimination Policy

The Jones-Gordon School affirms its intent to comply with all federal and state laws regarding the prevention of discrimination. JGS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, creed, familial status, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, and does not discriminate on any such basis in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and/or loan programs, and any other school-administered programs.