BASIS Scottsdale

Grades 5-12

11440 N. 136th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
Phone: 480.451.7500
Fax: 480.451.4555

2015 BASIS Scottsdale Senior Projects


2015 US News Best High Schools - BASIS SCOTTSDALE    Daily Beast Top High Schools 2014 - BASIS SCHOOLS

BASIS schools offer students something no other American public school does: An education that prepares them according to the highest, most rigorous international standards. Our schools have been ranked consistently among the best schools in the United States--and the world.

We Are Accepting Applications For The 2015-2016 School Year

School Tours for Prospective BASIS Parents and Students

We will begin offering tours and information sessions of our campus to allow you to personally experience the expert teaching and advanced learning environment that BASIS is known for. Please click the link below to schedule a tour or an information session.

BASIS Scottsdale opened in 2003, the second school to feature the BASIS course of study, Grades 5-12. This year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary! A decade later, our mission is unaltered; our standards higher than ever. BASIS Scottsdale boasts an elevated humanities program and a carefully constructed math and science curriculum, which is on par with the high achieving educational programs found in Europe and Asia. In short, BASIS students embark on a school career path that leads to present and future success.

The Lower School program focuses on building organizational and study skills and creating a deep knowledge base necessary for students to tackle the demanding AP-based upper school curriculum. Latin, general science and physical geography are introduced in Grade 5. Physics, chemistry and biology are in Grade 6. Seventh graders have the opportunity to study Mandarin, French or Spanish.

The BASIS Upper School is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 high school programs in the country by U.S. News, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. We offer a surfeit of Honors, AP and Post AP level classes in the high school grades, and we can claim that every student who enters the school can excel with support from teachers and family. Upper School students can begin taking Advanced Placement® courses as early as the eighth grade and will take at least eight AP courses and six AP® exams by the end of their junior year.




The BASIS Schools international Student Program is currently seeking families in the Scottsdale area to host an international student, who will be attending BASIS Scottsdale, for the 2014-15 school year.

If you are interested in becoming a host family, or simply want more information, please email Hana Shafer at Hana will quickly contact you to answer any questions and guide you through the process.

Hosting an international student is a wonderful opportunity and a rewarding experience for both host families and international students themselves. By becoming a host family, you will participate in a truly unique cultural exchange and learn about another part of the world, including its culture and customs -- while shaping the positive and purposeful impression of a young student visiting our country. For both host and visitor, it's a fantastic dynamic, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.




Per A.R.S. § 38-431.02. Notice of meetings for BASIS Scottsdale will be posted on this website under People – School Board. Notices will also be posted on a front lobby window at 11440 North 136th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, visible to the public 24 hours per day, seven days a week. 

11440 N. 136th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259

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