BASIS Phoenix

BASIS Phoenix

In 2017, BASIS Phoenix enters its sixth year of operation and will graduate its fourth senior class in May. Thus far, BASIS Phoenix has averaged more than $200,000 per graduate in merit-based aid with 100% college acceptance to institutions such as Columbia, Cornell, Northwestern, and Yale, to name a few. Recently, BASIS Phoenix was mentioned in The Arizona Republic as a top Arizona high school based on average SAT score.

The school is fortunate to have College Guidance Counselor Kate Taylor and her Assistant College Guidance Counselor Tracy Witz as part of its faculty. Attending a dedicated class every day with a ratio of one teacher to seven students allows for the personal attention and time students need to submit quality college applications. Having two counselors also allows the school to have one counselor focus more on helping students manage their Senior Project resources.

About the School

BASIS Phoenix Year opened 2012
BASIS Phoenix Grades served 5-12

2016-2017 Highlights

  • 100% of the Class of 2016 received AP Scholar Awards with 38% receiving the National AP Scholar Award.
  • Six BASIS Phoenix students participated in Mathcounts Regionals, with the team taking 2nd place.
  • Three BASIS Phoenix students were selected as National Merit Finalists in 2016.
  • BASIS Phoenix had two early graduates, one of whom was admitted to the Direct-MD program at the University of Alabama, where over the course of eight years, she will obtain both her bachelor’s and medical degrees.
  • English and Journalism teacher Anne Levy published her first young adult fantasy novel.
  • Men's High School Cross Country team holds State Championship title in the Arizona Canyon Athletic Association for the 2016 Season.

Contact Information

Management Staff

Steven Villafuerte
Head of School
Cory Cyr
Head of Operations
Andrea Mumaw
Director of Student Affairs
Maidi Terry
Director of Academic Programs