Welcome to Lexington Life Academy East Mesa Ellsworth!

Lexington Life Academy provides a variety of programs to assist in the educational, physical, social, and behavioral development of our students. All of our staff are specifically trained to work with children who have been diagnosed with autism and related disorders. Lexington Life Academy provides a highly structured environment with low student to teacher ratios. We utilize a curriculum that is created specifically for those who are on the Autism Spectrum while following the Arizona content standards. Our programming is unmatched in autism education and our social skills and behavior development help students and families obtain realistic benchmarks and goals.

From early intervention to independent living, Lexington humbly serves individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and behavior disorders, to promote choice, dignity and independence. We provide distinguished and reputable educational, therapeutic, and consulting services in evidence – based practice.

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Lexington Life Academy – East Mesa — Ellsworth

9132 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ, 85209

  • Monday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
  • Thursday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM


Lexington Life Academy provides sensory integration techniques to help with all functions of daily life and includes its own sensory room on campus.

Working specifically on social skills, group play, peer modeling, and fun activities we offer after school programming tailored to each individual’s goals. This program runs from 2:30pm-6:00pm and also offers transportation home for members who attend.

Lexington Life Academy’s teachers have been trained in providing a visually based, structured, and supportive classroom environment for children.

We meet students at the levels they are achieving and create a specific program to increase their academic performance, tasking time, and social skills.

Lexington Life Academy focuses on our high school aged students transitioning to adulthood with a heavy emphasis on vocational skill development.

Lexington Life Academy is equipped to work with individuals who have high behavioral needs and require behavioral supports by utilizing positive behavior interventions.

Our campus has its own specials teacher which incorporates Drama, Adaptive PE, Art, Cooking, and much more!

A variety of therapies are used on campus to help students reach their individualized goals. Speech and OT are the foundation.

Meet the Staff

Justin Gilmore

Principal Gilmore has been with Lexington Life Academy since 2016. He has worked in every position that school has to offer, varying from a paraprofessional, to a therapist. Mr. Gilmore has his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and loves to reinforce students for a job well done. He always puts students’ need first and ensures every student has what they need to be successful in their learning environment. Mr. Gilmore also encompasses the aspect of being a friend to the students. He prides his relationship on campus knowing that people can feel safe and comfortable coming to him with anything they may need.

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