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: 2023–24 Best U.S. High School Rankings
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
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
Assistant Head of School
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 Assistant Head of School.
- BA, Elementary Education, Northcentral University
Assistant Director of Upper School
- MEd, Curriculum & Instruction, West Texas A&M University
- BA, International Relations, Texas State University
Assistant Director of Lower School
Brandi is an Arizona native with over 12 years of experience in education. She began her career teaching Physical Education for grades K-4 and 7-12. She then transitioned to teaching Middle School Science, High School Anatomy & Physiology, and Biology. She joined Basis as a Dean in 2022 before becoming the Assistant Director of Student Affairs.
- MEd, Secondary Education, Arizona State University
- BS, Kinesiology, Arizona State University