Amphitheater School District
The Amphitheater School District educates more than 13,000 students in its 20 schools. The Amphi district offers 12 elementary, two K-8, three middle, and three high schools along the Catalina Foothills through Oro Valley. According to state standards, 74% of students are proficient in math and/or reading skills and the district spends more than $9,600 per student each year.
For more information about the Amphitheater School District, please visit the district website.
Catalina Foothills School District
The Catalina Foothills School District offers residents an early learning center, four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, Catalina Foothills High School. Known as being one of the better districts in the Tucson area, Catalina Foothills was ranked as a top performing school in 2014 for the fourth consecutive year by the Arizona Department of Education. The district was ranked as “excelling” in the eight years prior to that. The district’s website states that the goal is to help every child achieve in the classroom. The district also has a strong history of partnering with parents and the community.
For more information about the Catalina Foothills School District, please visit the district website.
Marana Unified School District
The Marana Unified School District offers 18 schools to serve residents in communities such as Gladden Farms and Continental Reserve. The district includes 11 elementary schools, one intermediate school, two middle schools, two high schools including Mountain View and Marana, and one alternative school known as MCAT. The district, which encompasses 550 square miles, serves more than 12,500 students. According to the district’s website, MUSD spends 54.5% of every dollar in the classroom.
For more information about the Marana Unified School District, please visit the district website.
Tucson Unified School District
The Tucson Unified School District offers a total of 86 elementary, magnet, middle, high school, bilingual, performing arts and Montessori schools to students living in Tucson. The TUSD offers interscholastic sports, studies in world languages and the fine arts, and offers a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. There are also programs for alternative education and exceptional education within the TUSD.
For more information about the Tucson Unified School District, please visit the district website.
Green Fields Country Day School is a private school that has been in the area since 1933. It provides educational opportunities for students in grades K-12 with an emphasis on challenge, inquiry and balance. The school offers small class sizes combines with enrichment opportunities, competitive athletics and a faculty that encourages its students to think independently.
Green Fields Country Day School is located at 6000 North Camino De La Tierra, Tucson, AZ 85741 and may be reached at (520) 297-2288. For more information, please visit the school’s website.
Immaculate Heart School is a Catholic school in Oro Valley offering a pre-K through 12th grade college-preparatory education. The school, founded more than 75 years ago, serves more than 400 students. The school offers a value-based curriculum integrated with the Catholic doctrine and academic excellence.
Immaculate Heart School is located at 625 E. Magee Road, Tucson, AZ 85704 and may be reached at (520) 297-2851. For more information, please visit the school’s website.
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, in conjunction with Cornerstone, is a K-12 Christ-centered, college-preparatory educational ministry. The two campuses are located at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains where more than 600 students attend. Programs at the school include the fine arts, athletics and leadership programs.
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy is located at 9500 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704 and may be reached at (520) 797-0107. For more information, please visit the school’s website.
Redeemer Lutheran School is a private K-8 Christian school that also offers a 3 & 4-year-old preschool experience. The school dedicates itself to nurturing students through the foundation of God’s word while instilling strong values and a solid education. The school offers small class sizes and one-on-one guidance.
Redeemer Lutheran School is located at 8845 North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743 and may be reached at (520) 572-8136. For more information, please visit the school’s website.
Salpointe Catholic High School is a private, Catholic college preparatory high school. The school serves approximately 1,040 students and focuses on helping students grow into leaders and role models with faith, respect, and responsibility. The values of self-discipline, achievement, teamwork and tradition are also cultivated at the school.
Salpointe Catholic High School is located at 1545 East Copper Street, Tucson, AZ 85719 and may be reached at (520) 327-6581. For more information, please visit the school’s website.
BASIS is a charter school in Oro Valley that serves grades K-12 and prepares students according to the highest and most rigorous of international standards. Students in the lower grades focus on building organizational and study skills while creating a deep knowledge base through the study of a second language and courses such as chemistry and physics. Students in grades 8-12 take honors and advanced placement courses across the academic spectrum. BASIS serves more than 700 students and is consistently rated as one of the best schools in the nation.
Basis is located at 11129 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 and may be reached at (520) 308-5078. For more information, please visit the school’s website.
Legacy Traditional School is a charter in Northwest Tucson that provides a K-8 educational experience with state-of-the-art classrooms. The school has an “A” ranking from the state Department of Education and believes in providing every student with a well-rounded education including art, music, and physical education in addition to extracurricular activities and clubs. The back-to-basics curriculum is accelerated in an environment that breeds patriotism and good citizenship.
Legacy Traditional School is located at 3500 W. Cortaro Farms Road, Tucson, AZ 85742 and may be reached at (520) 505-5231. For more information, please visit the school’s website.
Leman Academy of Excellence is an independently operated, tuition-free public charter school with open-admission policies. The foundational principles for the educational philosophy of Leman Academy of Excellence has been formed and established by Dr. Kevin Leman, the founder of the school, who has often dreamed of launching a school and learning environment for young people that willingly engages and embraces parents in the educational process, highlighting the parent-teacher-scholar relationship to bring out the best in each and every child. There is no entrance exam for admission to Leman Academy.
Sonoran Science Academy is a charter school offering a K-12 education with an emphasis on providing the best in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. The curriculum is rigorously comprehensive and is taught by dedicated teachers while inspiring students to become leaders of tomorrow. The school also offers extracurricular activities as well as tutoring.
Sonoran Science Academy is located at 2325 W. Sunset Road, Tucson, AZ 85741 and may be reached at (520) 665-3400. For more information, please visit the school’s website.