BASIS Chandler opened its doors in 2011 with the goal of delivering a rigorous and world-class education to East Valley families. Cut from the mold of nationally-ranked BASIS Tucson and BASIS Scottsdale and divided into a Lower School (grades 5–7) and an Upper School (grades 8–12), BASIS Chandler's outstanding faculty delivers a challenging curriculum that promotes hard work, dedication, and accountability among students and teachers. BASIS Chandler continues to build an academic atmosphere that helps students achieve their potential.
Highlights of the Lower School curriculum include Latin and Classics in 5th grade, separate courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics beginning in 6th grade, and the choice of French, Latin, Mandarin, or Spanish in 7th grade. Social Science courses tackle advanced content and all students complete a minimum of Algebra 1 by the end of 7th grade.
The Upper School curriculum provides students the opportunity to excel in Advanced Placement® courses as early as 8th grade, with our students taking a minimum of eight AP courses and six AP exams by the end of their junior year. The senior year is a truly unique experience, affording students the opportunity to pursue independent research in Capstone Courses the Senior Research Program, which BASIS Chandler began offering in the 2014–2015 school year.
Extracurricular activities are also a source of pride for BASIS Chandler. From sports such as varsity basketball and volleyball to National Honor and Junior Honor Societies, to Drama Club and Aerospace Club, BASIS Chandler students are motivated to devote themselves in a variety of ways outside the classroom.