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Welcome to BASIS Phoenix, home of the Firebirds!

Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades 6–12. 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 propel your student farther than they ever thought possible.

Everyone at the Phoenix 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

  • #12 in Charter High Schools
  • #16 in STEM High Schools
  • #58 in National Rankings
National rankings: BASIS Ahwatukee: #56, BASIS Chandler: #11, BASIS Flagstaff: #42, BASIS Mesa: #66, BASIS Oro Valley:  #27, BASIS Peoria: #30, BASIS Phoenix: #58, BASIS Prescott: #81, BASIS Scottsdale: #29, BASIS Tucson North: #54, BASIS Washington, DC: #274
National Charter Rankings: BASIS Ahwatukee: #10, BASIS Chandler: #2, BASIS Flagstaff: #7, BASIS Mesa: #13, BASIS Oro Valley: #4, BASIS Peoria: #6, BASIS Phoenix: #12, BASIS Prescott: #19, BASIS Scottsdale: #5, BASIS Tucson North: #9, BASIS Washington, DC:  #68
National STEM Rankings: BASIS Ahwatukee: #64, BASIS Chandler: #4, BASIS Flagstaff: #77, BASIS Mesa: #187, BASIS Oro Valley: #12, BASIS Peoria: #5, BASIS Phoenix: #16, BASIS Prescott: #14, BASIS Scottsdale: #3, BASIS Tucson North: #15
BASIS Phoenix FIrebird mascot

13231 N. 22nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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(602) 595 9870

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

School Leadership

James Kittredge
James Kittredge
Head of School

James began his career in education in 2006 and has a long history with BASIS Charter Schools. He worked at BASIS Tucson from 2006 to 2012, BASIS Tucson North from 2012 to 2015, BASIS Chandler from 2015 to 2021, and now at BASIS Phoenix.

  • MEd in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University
  • MA in Theatre Studies from The University of Arizona
  • BA in Drama from Dartmouth College

james.kittredge@basised.com

Kelsey Hatcher
Kelsey Hatcher
Head of Operations

Born in Canada, Kelsey joined the BASIS.ed central office in 2017. She worked in Operations, Procurement, and as a Risk Manager overseeing Insurance. She transferred to BASIS Phoenix in 2021.

  • MA, Global Business, University of Victoria
  • BA, International Business, University of Northern British Columbia

kelsey.hatcher@basised.com

Susan Slayton
Susan Slayton
Director of Student Affairs

Susan received a BS in elementary and early childhood education and a MEd specializing in critical thinking. She has 27 years of teaching experience and has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2012.

  • MEd, Elementary Teaching and Training, Montclair State University
  • BS, Elementary and Kindergarten Education, Penn State University

susan.slayton@basised.com

Andrea Sheffield, Director Of Academic Programs
Andrea I. Sheffield
Director of Academic Programs

Andrea has been with BASIS Phoenix since the school opened in 2012. She was part of the Student Affairs team before moving to Academic Programs in 2018. As DAP, she is responsible for scheduling, transcripts, report cards as well as our National Honor Society chapter, and our school library.

  • BS, Family and Human Development, Arizona State University
  • MA, Psychology in Education, Mary Lou Fulton Institute & Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University

andrea.sheffield@basised.com

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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.