BASIS Tucson Primary is the flagship BASIS Curriculum School for primary students. The curriculum and methodology first developed here laid the foundation for the whole BASIS Curriculum Schools network. Last year, our students outperformed the great majority of their peers in the U.S., Asia and Europe based on the results obtained from the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA). Moreover, BASIS Tucson Primary students passed the AzMerit exam at twice the statewide rate, and more than 80 percent of our students passed the exam in all sections.
Outside the classroom, students took field trips to the Chinese Cultural Center, the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Village Farm, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and they attended performances of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fiddler on the Roof.
Our 25 National Elementary Honor Society members undertook several local volunteer projects, including a food drive, a diaper drive, and a Pennies for Patients campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.