BASIS Phoenix Central

BASIS Phoenix Central

BASIS Phoenix Central, in its third year, now serves more than 900 students in grades K–8. Currently, BASIS Phoenix Central's 8th grade students are participating in CourtWorks, an ASU Law mock trial program sponsored by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Mary Murguia. About 300 8th grade students from local schools participate in a mock trial at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix to take on the roles of the prosecution and defense.

To continue building support within the community, BASIS Phoenix Central has implemented a series of themed coffee chats hosted by the school leadership to bring families and faculty together. Additionally, the annual BASIS Phoenix Central World Fair will represent a record 22 different cultural booths that celebrate the school's diversity.

About the School

BASIS Phoenix Central Year opened 2014
BASIS Phoenix Central Number of Students 910
BASIS Phoenix Central Grades served K-8

2015-2016 Highlights

  • Last May, Governor Doug Ducey and First Lady Angela Ducey visited BASIS Phoenix Central to launch their summer reading initiative, which encourages Arizona's youth to stay sharp by spending time every day reading and learning during summer vacation. During their visit to BASIS Phoenix Central, the Governor and First Lady toured the school, read to Kindergarten students, made book donations, and surprised the 1st Annual #WhyILoveAZ Bookmark Design Contest winner.
  • The Chess team for grades 4–7 was undefeated.
  • The Robotics team participated in its first Lego League Trash Trek Robotics competition.
  • Math League won 1st place overall at the Phoenix competition.
  • Girls' Cross Country finished 3rd in the Division 1 sectionals.
  • The coed soccer team for grades 5–7 was undefeated.
  • Drama Teacher Matthew Crosby performed in "The Producers" at a community theatre.

Contact Information

Management Staff

Rosalind Thompson
Head of School
Michelle Borie
Head of Operations
Emery Young
Director of Student Affairs
Matthew Moran
Director of Academic Programs