Located off of Oracle Rd. just south of Tangerine Rd., BASIS Oro Valley offers its community an academically accelerated education in sixth grade through twelfth grade. Looking for kindergarten through fifth grade? Visit BASIS Oro Valley Primary.
Our beautiful campus opened in 2010 and serves around 550 students from a multitude of diverse backgrounds. The BASIS Oro Valley Jaguars proudly represent their community in the BASIS Curriculum Schools network.
2017 School Highlights
- This year, Oro Valley was also lucky enough to have all eight of our National Merit Semifinalists move on to become Finalists. This was a first in BASIS Oro Valley history.
- Erika S., a graduate from the Class of 2017, won the prestigious Founders’ Prize for excellence in collaboration between student and adviser. Her project, featured in the BASIS Diploma Senior Project Exposition, focused on the butterfly effect and how it applied to the 2016 presidential election.
- Jeremiah P., another graduate from the Class of 2017, was awarded top honors at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his project Curing Parkinson’s Disease Using the Bodies Own Cellular Defenses. Jeremiah was one of seven students selected for the grand prize from a pool of over seven million students and as a result got the opportunity to attend the Nobel Prize Awards in Sweden.
- BASIS Oro Valley hosted its first annual “Project Graduation” as a result of a Senior Project. Krystin Vidal worked hand in hand with Council member Mary Snider as well as Canyon Del Oro high school to help create a memorable Back to the Future themed event. The evening was a huge success and allowed all of our seniors to stay off of the streets on graduation night.
- BASIS Oro Valley was also incredibly excited to send three division one athletes to college this year. Daniela L. will be swimming for Harvard, Alexander N. will be swimming for Cal Poly, and Trevor H. will be golfing for William and Mary. GO JAGS!
- BASIS Oro Valley was officially designated as a No Place for Hate school by the Arizona Anti-Defamation League. This was due to the hard work of our peer diversity members. Teachers Helen Baker and Adrienne Fluitt attended the banner presentation in Phoenix with seniors Bodo L. and Erika S.
- Junior Aasim A. was recognized as the Standout Student of the Year by the town of Oro Valley. Aasim was unanimously selected by the staff and faculty for his work in the classroom, his leadership abilities on the sports field, and his work as an exceptional peer mentor for our younger students.