BASIS Phoenix

BASIS Phoenix

BASIS Phoenix is in its fifth year of operation and will graduate its third 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.

During the 2015-16 academic year, BASIS Phoenix participated in BASIS.ed Senior Projects for the first time, with project topics ranging from "The Evolution of Medical Cannibalism in Britain" to "The Effects of Radiation Dosage on Prostate Cancer Cell Lines". Of the seven students who participated in Senior Projects, four were nominated to receive the Brackenridge Foundation Award.

About the School

BASIS Phoenix Year opened 2012
BASIS Phoenix Number of Students 789
BASIS Phoenix Grades served 5-12

2015-2016 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.

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