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Curriculum Overview


The BASIS.ed K–4 program has been developed to help prepare students for the high-achieving curriculum in the BASIS.ed Lower School (grades 5–7) and Upper School (grades 8–12). The K–4 program therefore focuses not only on academics, but also on critical thinking, organizational skills, time management, study skills, and behavioral expectations — each of which are vital to success in various future pursuits.

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The BASIS.ed curriculum for grades 5–7 is designed to provide one of the most advanced middle school programs available in the world, fully integrating the sciences, arts, math, language, and reading. By the end of middle school, students have delved deeply into the critical importance of organization and time management, so that they can conquer the high school curriculum.

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The BASIS.ed program for grades 8–12 is widely recognized as one of the most academically-advanced high school programs in the world. Our graduates are routinely accepted to top universities around the world, from Harvard and Stanford to the University of Oxford.

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Our Schools

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BASIS.ed Primary School Program Video

The nationally-ranked BASIS.ed academic program was founded on the notion that any student can be taught to love learning. Thanks to our passionate and supportive K–12 subject expert teachers and STEM-inspired, liberal arts curriculum, BASIS students are prepared for future successes in higher education and beyond.

How does the BASIS.ed curriculum shape the world's most-prepared students?

The BASIS.ed curriculum is a rigorous, challenging, supportive academic experience that is ranked as one of the best in the world.





Proven Results

BASIS.ed students consistently rank among the top in the world in critical thinking and problem solving in math, reading, and science. A BASIS.ed education is a blend of the rigorous standards seen around the world plus the ingenuity and creativity so often associated with American education.

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From BASIS.ed Vectors

BASIS.ed Teacher Wins White House Award

President Barack Obama named BASIS Scottsdale math teacher Marizza Bailey as a recipient of the 2...


Six BASIS.ed World Travelers

Six young scholars from BASIS International School Shenzhen will soon be enjoying a beautiful aut...


Unbounded Opportunity

“Unbounded Opportunity: Notes from Our Alumni” is a Vectors series in which teachers ...


Learning Transcends Bricks and Mortar

On a warm summer morning thirteen years ago this month, BASIS Scottsdale Founding Head of School ...