BASIS Ahwatukee

BASIS Ahwatukee

BASIS Ahwatukee is in its fifth year, and is quickly building steam to make 2017–18 its best year yet. In 2016–17, BASIS Ahwatukee welcomed its largest faculty and student population, and displayed a high level of excellence and leadership that will continue to expand this year as new electives, more AP® courses, and Senior Projects become a staple to the curriculum.

In 2016, BASIS Ahwatukee said farewell to its first graduating class; though a small group, the class received a collective 36 college acceptances and earned 20 scholarships totaling more than $705,000. BASIS Ahwatukee continues to grow and excel and, now that it has graduated its first class, is one step closer to achieving the same national recognition as its sister schools.

"If you want to do something, start with the basics. If you want to change the world, start with BASIS."

Member, Class of 2016

About the School

BASIS Ahwatukee Year opened 2013
BASIS Ahwatukee Grades served 4-12

2016-2017 Highlights

  • Our High School Vex Robotics team qualified for the state competition and won the VEX Energy Award in the regionals.
  • Our History Bee students are going to the national competition.
  • Our 11 seniors earned more than $1.1 million in scholarship offers.
  • We scored the highest average SAT score for a graduating class in Arizona for 2016. We had fewer than 10 graduates, so it didn't get featured in the Phoenix Business Journal.
  • We activated a troupe (chapter) of the International Thespian Society – the only BASIS school to be a member.
  • Student received 1st place in the Best of Phoenix chess championship
  • Our 11th graders beat the national average on the PSAT by over 300 points. (Our Avg 1322, National Avg 1019)
  • Eighth grade student was the principal clarinetist at the Arizona All State Band Festival and 11th grade student was selected for All-State Orchestra.
  • 5th grade student qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee.
  • Student scored in the top 5% in the nation on the 2016 AMC 8.
  • Our 11 seniors earned 51 acceptances to 28 colleges and universities.

Contact Information

Management Staff

Becky Ratliff
Head of School
Nicole Kamp
Head of Operations
Lyndsay Rogers
Director of Student Affairs
Kelsey Hartpence
Director of Academic Programs