Welcome to
BASIS Tucson Primary!

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.

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3825 East 2nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85716
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BASIS Tucson Primary at a glance



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The Owl!

School Highlights

  • We held our first annual Heritage Day. Ten families prepared dishes of national origin and shared them with the other attendees. Dancers from the Chinese Cultural Center performed a “lion dance.”
  • One of our grade 4 students placed second at the Pima County Spelling Bee and competed against 26 other students at the Arizona State Spelling Bee, where he finished first among grade 4 students.
  • Our K–1 chess team finished third at the State Chess Championship, our K–3 chess team finished first, and our K–5 team tied for first.
  • Two of our grade 4 students’ science projects, “Ash Cloud Effects on Climate Change” and “Indoor Farming: Soilless and Sunless,” were awarded Grand Prizes at the 2017 SARSEF event at the Tucson Convention Center. These projects took third and second place, respectively, among thousands of projects.
  • Our grade 4 students performed Schoolhouse Rock and Seussical the Musical at the Berger Performing Arts Center to an audience of 500 parents and community members.
  • We held our first annual talent show, which drew 400 attendees and showcased the truly incredible talent of our students in all grades.