Welcome to
BASIS Tucson Primary!

BASIS Tucson Primary is the original BASIS Curriculum School for primary students, kindergarten through grade 4. The curriculum and methodology first developed here laid the foundation for the entire BASIS Curriculum Schools network. Our rigorous and accelerated curriculum engages students in hands-on, dynamic lessons in literacy, humanities, math, and science as well as in an array of special courses: engineering, Mandarin, visual arts, drama, and music.

In addition to our core classes, BASIS Tucson Primary boasts a fantastic Fine Arts Department. Our faculty stage an Arts Night twice a year, and our third and fourth grade students conclude the year with full stage productions such as School House Rock! and 101 Dalmatians.

Outside the classroom, our students take field trips to places such as the Chinese Cultural Center, the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, the Reid Park Zoo, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Village Farm, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. We offer a range of extracurricular activities, such as Knitting Club, Chess, Boardgame Club, Kindness Club, an array of sports, Harry Potter Club, and a variety of art and reading clubs. The list is always evolving based on the ideas and talents of our teachers.

Our school embraces a diverse population of students and promotes respect for others as well as fostering individual social and emotional growth. Our strong school community is nurturing, welcoming, and supportive. Our goal is for our students to develop the skills necessary to be a strong and capable learner and a positive member of our school community and the greater world outside our doors.

Welcome to BASIS Tucson Primary!

School Highlights

  • We celebrate Heritage Day annually. Our families prepare dishes of national origin and share them with the other attendees.
  • BASIS Tucson Primary has grade 4 students that have placed at the Pima County Spelling Bee and competed against 26 other students at the Arizona State Spelling Bee.
  • Our K–1 chess team competes hard and typically finishes very well at the State Chess Championship.
  • Some 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.
  • The BASIS Tucson Primary annual talent show, draws hundreds attendees and showcases the truly incredible talent of our students in all grades.

Stop by for a visit

3825 East 2nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85716
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