WELCOME TO BASIS SCOTTSDALE
Welcome to BASIS Scottsdale, the most exceptional school in America! An audacious claim, perhaps, but in 2012 Newsweek ranked us ‘No 3 Best High School in the Nation', and The Washington Post ranked us 'No 5 Most Challenging High School in the Nation'.
As we approach our tenth anniversary, we celebrate the graduation of our sixth class. BASIS Scottsdale first opened its doors in 2003 with the humble ambition of providing a world-class education to students from the Valley. Nearly ten years later, our mission is unaltered. Catering to 5th through 12th graders, the school combines a highly rigorous curriculum, accomplished teachers, and an AP board examination system.
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. BASIS introduces Latin, general science and geography in the 5th grade and physics, chemistry and biology in the 6th. 7th graders have the opportunity to study Mandarin, French or Spanish, while Economics is a compulsory course for 8th graders. BASIS Scottsdale also offers 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.
In short, BASIS students embark on a school career path which leads to present and future success.