BASIS Scottsdale Primary

BASIS Scottsdale Primary

The 2016-17 school year started with many changes for BASIS Scottsdale Primary. We added about 350 students and relocated to a beautiful, renovated facility just a few miles from BASIS Scottsdale. The building renovation included the addition of more than 6,000 square feet of play area space (both outdoors and indoors), four more restrooms, and 500 cubbies, as well as a redesigned front office and new paint and flooring throughout the entire building.

BASIS Scottsdale Primary is maintaining a strong school community and culture that is spirited, welcoming, and supportive. During the school's opening ceremony, students and faculty were introduced to the new school mascot Barker the Bull-pup and the school has also re-launched the Positive Paws Program to teach, recognize, and reward positive student behavior. Additionally, through a spirit-building Fall Carnival, families and the Boosters raised more than $10,000 to build an additional shade structure over the north play area.

BASIS Scottsdale Primary had an exciting opportunity to partner with Groovebotics to pilot a study that engaged our 3rd grade students in STEM fields through creative avenues. The Humanities, Math, and Fine Arts Departments worked together to help students write and produce films with robots, that they programmed using iPads. We plan to add more programs in the future that allow for multi-department collaboration.

About the School

BASIS Scottsdale Primary Year opened 2015
BASIS Scottsdale Primary Number of Students 529
BASIS Scottsdale Primary Grades served K-3

2016-2017 Highlights

  • 100% of our students participated in the Great American SpellCheck, raising over $13,000 for the school's Annual Teacher Fund.
  • Our top 16 performing SpellCheck students competed in our school spelling bee. Our champion went on to place 7th in the BASIS-wide spelling bee as a 3rd grader, competing against the top 1st-8th graders in the network!
  • All of our students participated in our first annual BASIS Scottsdale Primary Math-a-thon, raising over $11,000 for the school's Annual Teacher Fund.
  • 95% of our students continued on to BASIS Scottsdale for 4th grade.
  • We had students who earned 1st and 2nd place in the Speedy Math Competition conducted by the US Mental Math Foundation.
  • A team of three 2nd graders won the Picasso Award at the FIRST Lego League Competition. Using Legos and robotics, the team showcased the impact of deforestation on the rainforest and its animals.
  • Our Chess Team placed 3rd at the Cosmic Encounter K-3 U500 Chess Tournament.
  • Our Drama teacher was awarded a $5,000 classroom grant from the Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers Program.

Contact Information

Management Staff

Monica Morris
Head of School
Julie Kearney
Head of Operations
David Deshler
Director of Student Affairs