A message from the
I am a native of Spokane and a graduate of Gonzaga Preparatory School and Eastern Washington University. I have been the General Manager of The Academy for over five years and have served in the senior living and rehabilitation field for more than 25 years. Our team is very dynamic, compassionate, and customer oriented. We all share the passion to serve our wonderful residents and families.
Rich with History
Take your place in history. A stately brick building from the 1890's, surrounded by mature trees, houses our senior living community. Originally a girl’s boarding school, The Academy is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Giant windows allow natural light to pour into our lovely community, which features a grand fireplace and lots of cozy gathering places. Private apartments and grand design from days gone by provide a one-of-a-kind living experience.
Connect with the Neighborhood
We offer senior living in a landmark building near Gonzaga University on the Spokane River. This friendly community is adjacent to the Centennial Trail and a large park with an aquatic center, and offers a host of options for shopping and dining.
Located right next to Mission Park, in the historic section of Spokane, the community is close to downtown Spokane, award winning wineries, and high-quality medical practices.
Call to learn how to save $2,000 when you move to The Academy!*
*Limited time offer. Call for details.
We’re Proud of Our Community
Inside and out, it's designed to accommodate independence and activity in the heart of the University City neighborhood in sunny San Diego.
We’d love the opportunity to show you around our community. Call today to schedule your tour!
Choose from 95 studio, one, and two bedroom private apartments and enjoy concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24-hour staffing, and weekly housekeeping.
Our Anytime Dining program keeps up with your schedule with fresh, restaurant style meals served from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.
You'll live a full and happy life built around your delights and hobbies.
View our video postcard for a sneak peek at The Academy. You’re going to love it here!
The Right Care, When You Need It
Care is more than a service we provide at The Academy – it’s a way of life.
You choose the way you want to live, and we'll help you get there. Whether you want to live a fully independent lifestyle or require some assistance, we are here to help.
An Active Life is a Happy Life
Managing a packed calendar of enriching activities is a full-time job, and our Active Living Program Director is up to the task. We're driven by the desires of the people who live here and our days are jam packed with lectures, parties, outings, political discussions, games, social meetups, and religious interest events. More choices than you'll have time for in your day!
- Living Areas
- Meeting Spaces
- Washer/Dryer Onsite
- 24-Hour Staffing
- Resident Call System
- Transportation Options
- Anytime Dining
- On-Site Maintenance
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Wellness Program
- Pets Welcome
A Word from Our Residents
Meet Your Neighbors, James and Mattie Isabell
My wife and I are very pleased with the amenities, activities, care, staff, resident friendliness, and Anytime Dining at The Academy. We both grew up during the Depression and we are very value conscious which was a prime factor in choosing a retirement community. Location and convenience to doctors, dentists, and shopping were also a consideration in choosing The Academy.
In the Community
Our lifestyle means more contact and connection with our community, and interaction with families, children, and people of all ages.
The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community
We are Always Looking for the Right
People to Join Our Team
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