Our Vision

When Dr. Michael and Olga Block founded BASIS Tucson in 1998, the core of their educational vision was the belief that a great school should provide students with options and opportunities, and should send students to college and into their professional lives empowered by knowledge, critical thinking skills, and creativity that enables them to successfully build their own futures.

With technology and globalization changing our professional lives so dramatically, this vision of schools empowering students with the ability to navigate a rapidly changing and interconnected world has never been as important as it is today.

The network of schools that utilizes the BASIS Curriculum and delivers the BASIS Diploma is now one of the most prestigious educational networks in the United States and the world. The unique learning culture of our schools blends the academic rigor found in the highest performing educational systems in Europe and Asia, with the creativity and innovation of American education.