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Welcome to BASIS Chandler, home of the Bobcats!

Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades 5–12. We are proud to be part of the BASIS Charter Schools network which has been providing world-class education since 1998. Each of our campuses follows a STEM-infused, liberal arts program designed to guide your student farther than they ever thought possible.

Everyone at the Chandler campus is here to cultivate a love of learning, natural curiosity, and a desire to excel in your student. Their success is our success.

U.S. News & World Report: 2022 Best U.S. High School Rankings

  • #1 in Arizona High Schools
  • #1 in Phoenix Metro Area High Schools
  • #2 in Charter High Schools
  • #4 in STEM High Schools
  • #11 in National Rankings
BASIS Chandler Bobcat

4825 S. Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85248
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(480) 907 6072

Office Hours: M-F, 7AM - 5 PM

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School Leadership

Matthew FitzMiller, Head of School
Matthew FritzMiller
Head of School

Matt was raised in Tempe and has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2014. He has over 20 years' experience in education, and has taught English, math, Spanish, and a capstone class called Self Reliance. Matt has also coached varsity softball, cross country, and ultimate Frisbee.

  • MEd, Curriculum, Arizona State University
  • BS, Spanish, Wheaton College, 1999

Karen Bryson
Karen Bryson
Head of Operations

Originally from California, Karen has taught in higher education and has worked in retail operations management. She joined BASIS Phoenix as the College Counselor, in 2021, before transferring to Chandler as the Director of Operations, and then Head of Operations.

  • MS, Music, University of Illinois
  • BS, Music, University of Michigan

Kaylee Gengler, Director Of Academic Affairs
Kaylee Gengler
Director of Middle School Program

Kaylee is an Arizona native and has 10+ years of experience in education. She has taught Math and acted as a Literacy Coach before joining BASIS Charter Schools as a Dean in 2018. She also held the Director of Academic Programs position before transferring back to student affairs and then Director of Middle School Program.

  • BA, Elementary Education, Northcentral University

Michael Santana
Michael Santana
Director of Upper School Programs

Michael grew up in Phoenix and has 8+ years of experience in education. He taught U.S. History before joining BASIS Charter Schools in 2017.

  • MAEd Secondary Education, Grand Canyon University
  • BA History, Arizona State University

Char Johnson
Char Johnson
Director of Academic Programs

Originally from Michigan, Char was an engineer for the U.S. government for 12 years and before transferring her skills to teaching and tutoring math and the sciences. Char has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2016.

  • BS Physics, Central Michigan University

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Interested in attending BASIS Charter Schools?

Now Accepting Applications.

The Open Enrollment Lottery will be run by the end of January.
  • Potential BASIS Charter School students.
  • Waitlisted BASIS Charter School applicants. Waitlisted applications do not roll over to the next school year.
  • Current BASIS Charter School students who wish to transfer to a different BASIS Charter School campus.
  • Current BASIS Charter School students who will complete the highest grade offered at their current BASIS Charter School and wish to apply to the next grade level at another BASIS Charter School or a designated BASIS affiliate school.

*Current BASIS Charter School students who wish to continue at the same campus will not complete an application at this time. The re-enrollment process occurs in the Spring for all currently enrolled students.