www.Minderful.com          *          John@Minderful.com             *             (480) 619-9993


Classes at Temple Chai * 4645 E. Marilyn Rd. * Phoenix 85032


Classes at Tuscany at McCormick Ranch *9000 E. San Victor Dr.* Scottsdale  85258


THE SCHOOL:   Thoughtful Classes for Intelligent Lifelong Learners

Minderful Center is a private school for adult lifelong learners, offering a year-round program of academic and  cultural classes, plus restaurant events, in classroom space at Temple Chai.  Classes are open to all adults in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area who have a commitment to lifelong learning, keeping their minds active and their lives interesting.  Minderful Center is the continuation, as a private school,  of Scottsdale College’s non-credit community classes, which were closed after decades of serving the East Valley adult population.  The school also offers social interaction with other well-educated, adults with similar intellectual & cultural interests.


                                  THE LIFELONG LEARNERS

The school’s participants are  mostly from Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, but people come from all around the Phoenix-metro area.  There are no restrictions as to who can attend, but because it is a daytime program, most participants are retired, with many snowbirds in the winter months.  Students are college-educated, well-traveled, intellectually curious and very interested in civic affairs, as well as local, national and international issues.  The lifelong learners who attend the school  include retired judges, doctors, attorneys, dentists, teachers,  business executives and other professional groups.

                                                                              THE FACULTY

Faculty are instructors from community college campuses,  ASU retired and current faculty, plus active and retired professionals from a wide range of fields and associations (medical, political, financial, academic, research, media, religion, government, arts, etc.).  Anyone interested in teaching a course contact:  John THAXTON, Director  *  John@Minderful.com  *  (480) 619-99993


                                                                                                                      THE CLASSES

Classes are designed to be thoughtful, enjoyable, meaningful and and cover a wide range of topics:

News Weekly Discussion * Weekly Cinema * Contemporary Issues * Book Club * Literature: Short Stories  * Writing  *  Travel  *  Religions  *  The Constitution  *  Medical/Health  *  Senior Issues  * OtherCountries  *  And Much More                                                                                                                                 

Classes can also be held at off-campus sites, such as retirement centers & senior centers.                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                    THE SCHEDULE

Classes usually meet for 1.5 hours once-a-week over either four- or eight-week sessions, year-round.  Some classes may involve activities or trips outside the classroom and be of varying lengths.


                                        John T. THAXTON, Director