BASIS Tucson Primary

BASIS Tucson Primary

Founded in 1998, BASIS Tucson Primary (formerly BASIS Tucson) is the flagship BASIS.ed-managed charter school, meaning the curriculum and methodology that lay the foundation for all BASIS.ed schools were first developed at this school. Last year, once again, BASIS Tucson Primary outperformed similar schools in the U.S., Europe, and Asia on the International Schools Assessment (ISA). Furthermore, at the local level, BASIS Tucson Primary ranked in the top 1% of schools on the AzMERIT Assessment.

Outside the classroom, BASIS Tucson Primary has the pleasure of offering students a variety of extracurricular activities, including LEGO Robotics, Math Club, Mind Unwind, Animal Adventure, Soccer Club, Basketball Club, Dodgeball, and more. Additionally, we have made several major improvements to the school over the past year, including a new shaded turf lawn, as well as a garden, a larger parking lot, and a new library stocked with plenty of books and 20 tablets.

At BASIS Tucson Primary, there is an extraordinary sense of pride in the community and the accomplishments made by these students and teachers are nothing short of remarkable.

About the School

BASIS Tucson Primary Year opened 1998
BASIS Tucson Primary Number of Students 800
BASIS Tucson Primary Grades served K-4

2015-2016 Highlights

  • BASIS Tucson Primary students earned 1st place overall at the Math League Competition; 24 students advanced to the state competition.
  • Individual awards at the Math League Competition include 1st and 2nd place finishers in 3rd grade, 1st and 2nd place finishers in 4th grade, a 3rd place finisher in 5th grade, and a 2nd place finisher in 6th grade.
  • The K–3 chess team won the 2015 AZ State Chess Championship; the K–5 team placed 4th, and the K–12 team placed 3rd.
  • More than 40 students were selected for the National Elementary Honors Society.

Contact Information

Management Staff

Roberto Ramirez
Head of School
Weston Akins
Head of Operations
Audra Koste
Director of Academic Programs
Michelle Wohlford
Director of Student Affairs