BASIS Mesa

BASIS Mesa

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 Number of Students 662
BASIS Mesa Grades served 3-12

2015-2016 Highlights

  • 9th grade team placed 15th out of 631 teams in the national WordWright Challenge.
  • Of 42 students who took the AP U.S. Government Exam, more than half earned the highest score of 5/5.
  • BASIS Mesa team placed 4th at the AZ State Science Bowl Competition.
  • One student was named a National Hispanic Scholar.
  • The Mandarin Department welcomed 26 10th grade students from one of China's top high schools to spend three weeks studying in BASIS Mesa classrooms.
  • Music teacher Sandra Strand was a Semifinalist in the Southwest Vocal Competition hosted by Phoenix Opera. She also participated in an opera performance program in the summer of 2015 in the South of France and hosted by professors of the Royal College of Music in London.

Contact Information

Management Staff

Kristen Ramos
Head of School
Christine Boomer
Head of Operations
Jason Malloy
Director of Student Affairs
Jon Hutman
Director of Academic Programs