Founded in 1998, BASIS Tucson Primary (formerly BASIS Tucson) is the flagship BASIS Curriculum School. The curriculum and methodology first developed here laid the foundation for the whole BASIS network. Last year, our students outperformed the great majority of their peers in the U.S., Asia and Europe based on the results obtained from the International Schools Assessment. Moreover, BASIS Tucson Primary students passed the AzMerit exam at twice the statewide rate, and more than 80% of our students passed the exam in all sections.
Outside the classroom, students took field trips to the Chinese Cultural Center, the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Village Farm, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and they attended performances of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fiddler on the Roof.
Our 25 National Elementary Honor Society members undertook several local volunteer projects, including a food drive, a diaper drive, and a Pennies for Patients campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
We greatly value the diversity of our community and are proud to publicize the fact that last year, our 680 families collectively spoke 40 languages other than English at home. We are also proud to have raised almost a quarter of a million dollars for our ATF campaign, every cent of which went to our teachers' bonuses.
The BASIS Tucson Primary community offers students an environment that is diverse and welcoming, and provides them with the best teachers and support so that they can access a rigorous curriculum that meets the highest global academic standards.