Welcome to
BASIS Tucson North

BASIS Tucson North (originally BASIS Tucson) opened in 1998 as the first BASIS Curriculum School and is currently one of the largest high schools in the entire network. It is the network’s flagship high school with some of the most veteran teachers. Our teachers and staff are working together to shape academic coaching programs and adopt innovative instructional strategies. New courses are being introduced in the high school this year, including engineering, orchestra, philosophy, real analysis, AP Art History, and pre-law.

In addition to continuing our tradition of academic excellence, our community is working together to raise funds for our Annual Teacher Fund campaign, as well as a capital campaign to support the building of a new gymnasium, field, and parking. We are also looking to expand community-based initiatives that build connections between our students, parents, staff, and the greater local and global community.

Each month our school has a community volunteer project that is open to all families to promote a spirit of service, respect, and giving. Students offer ideas and help our administration in organizing these events. We also have social events planned for students within and across grade levels so students can connect and show their Kestrel pride. As our school grows, we look forward to supporting students and encouraging them to see themselves as leaders, scholars, and responsible citizens.

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5740 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750
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BASIS Tucson North at a glance



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Our Mascot

The Kestrel!

School Highlights

  • 100 percent of the class of 2017 was accepted to four-year colleges and universities, and they collectively earned nearly $5.5 million in scholarships.
  • BASIS Tucson North students took a collective 1,023 AP Exams in 2017 and had an 87 percent pass rate.
  • A grade 9 student earned a special award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), for advancing science without harming animals.
  • Middle School Science Bowl team won third and fourth place in the State Competition.
  • 3D Printing Club printed an “Unlimbited” prosthetic arm that was donated to a girl in India.
  • The BTN chess team won State Competitions in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8, and they attended Super Nationals and won sixth in the nation.
  • Twelve music students represented BASIS Tucson North in the All-State Music Festival for choir, band, and orchestra.