BASIS Mesa has been a part of the Eastmark community since its founding in 2012 to serve grades 5–10 in the East Valley. Since then, BASIS Mesa has expanded its offerings, and also graduated its first senior class of eight students last year. BASIS Mesa now serves over 650 students across grades 3–12, and continues to grow.

As a growing school in an expanding community, BASIS Mesa has partnered with community members to create and implement a community character program for 2016. Every month during the school year highlights a student body-generated character trait and is celebrated with pep assemblies, spirit days, random acts of kindness, and beyond. The outcome of this program is to create a partnership between the teachers, staff, parents, students, and community members and for BASIS Mesa to be not just a school, but an important community center in east Mesa.

About the School

BASIS Mesa Year opened 2013
BASIS Mesa Grades served 3-12

2016-2017 Highlights

  • Over 30% of the 2017 graduating class at BASIS Mesa were named National Merit Finalists (US average is 1%).
  • Our Science Bowl Team took home the 1st place trophy for our region (state of Arizona) and went on to compete in the National Science Bowl in DC in April.
  • Sophomore student Harris Shadmany was one of 5 students out of 5489 competitors to receive an invitation to take the Biology Olympiad Semifinal exam.
  • Two students in our primary grades entered the Valley Metro Annual Transit Art Contest and were awarded “Top Winner” and Honorable Mention and had their art featured in the Valley Metro Calendar. 33 art students at BASIS Mesa entered the 2016 Arizona State Fair art contest and were honored with a total of 126 ribbons.
  • In 2016-2017 BASIS Mesa had 96 NJHS and 48 NHS students inducted into the society.
  • Our Speech and Debate team successfully competed in several tournaments and finished the year with a student making it to the quarter finals (1 of 8 students) during the Bobcat Bonanza.
  • 8th grade students at BASIS Mesa competed as 9th graders in the WordWright Challenge and placed 12th in the nation.
  • The BASIS Mesa Economics Team participated in the Regional Econ Competition and came home as the 8th grade champions and our high school team placed 2nd.
  • In 2016-2017 BASIS Mesa started our own chapter of the National Hispanic Honor Society with plans to open a French Honor Society in 2017-2018.

Contact Information

Management Staff

Kristen Ramos
Head of School
Christine Boomer
Head of Operations
Jennifer Mognett
Director of Student Affairs
Jon Hutman
Director of Academic Programs