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.
Highlights from the 2015–2016 school year:
- 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.