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Welcome to BASIS Tucson Primary, home of the Owls!

Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades K-4. We are proud to be part of the BASIS Charter Schools network which has been providing world-class education since 1998. Our campuses follow a STEM-infused, liberal arts program designed to propel your student farther than they ever thought possible.

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

BASIS Tucson Primary Owl

3825 East 2nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85716
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(520) 326 6367

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

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BASIS Tucson Primary is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades K–4. Anyone can attend, and everyone is welcome!

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School Leadership

Michelle Mason
Michelle Mason
Head of School

Michelle joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2007. She taught Latin and Classics before moving into administration. Michelle has served as Head of School at BASIS Oro Valley and Oro Valley Primary, as well as Associate Vice President at BASIS.ed. She has been the Head of School at BASIS Tucson Primary since 2018 and is proud to serve the exceptional teachers, staff, students, and families.

  • MA, Classics, University of Arizona
  • BA, Anthropology, University of Arizona

Sherry Perko
Sherry Perko
Head of Operations

Sherry has worked in education since 2005. Prior to joining BASIS Charter Schools as a teacher in 2016, she worked for the Marana school district for ten years.

  • MA, Education Administration, Grand Canyon University
  • BA, Education, University of Arizona

Julie Moulton-Roper
Julie Moulton-Roper
Director of Student Affairs

Julie joined BASIS Tucson Primary in the inaugural year 2013, as a grade 1 Humanities teacher. She taught for several years prior to moving into her current administrative role as Director of Student Affairs.

  • MA, Teaching, Sacred Heart University
  • BA, Speech Communication, University of Denver

Audra Koste, Director of Academic Programs
Audra Koste
Director of Academic Programs

Audra, an Arizona native, has worked in education for 23 years. She has 13 years if experience teaching in the Sunnyside school district before joining BASIS Tucson Primary in 2014.

  • BS, Elementary Education, Northern Arizona 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.