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

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

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BASIS Phoenix is a TUITION-FREE public charter school serving grades 6–12. Anyone can attend, and everyone is welcome!

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School Leadership

James Kittredge
James Kittredge
Head of School
  • 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
  • Master's of Global Business, University of Victoria
  • Bachelor's in International Business, University of Northern British Columbia

kelsey.hatcher@basised.com

Susan Slayton
Susan Slayton
Director of Student Affairs
  • 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 & Human Development, ASU
  • MA Psychology in Education, Mary Lou Fulton Institute & Graduate School of Education at ASU

andrea.sheffield@basised.com

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Open Enrollment for 23-24 is Underway

The Open Enrollment period for BASIS Charter Schools in Arizona is
November 9 — December 14, 2022.

  • 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.