Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Dr. Ettie Zilber
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Block scheduling
Double periods
Homeroom/advisory
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school STEM
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning MISSION Our mission is to provide academic excellence in Early Childhood School, Lower School, and Middle School through second language immersion. In a diverse and nurturing environment, ISA prepares students to become global citizens. VISION Our vision is to be a world-class international school, for students aged 2 through 8th grade, recognized for academic excellence, exceptional teaching, state of the art facilities, and community language and cultural enrichment programs.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Multiculturalism / Global
World languages

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Painting
4
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
3
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered French
Spanish

Support

7
Facilities
including: Music room
Facilities Cafeteria
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Playground
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of special education programming None
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 2 years old

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Extracurriculars

2
Girls Sports
including: PE classes
2
Boys Sports
including: PE classes
0
Clubs
Girls sports Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
PE classes
Boys sports Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
PE classes
Clubs None
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Parent involvement details We have a very active Parents Association which contributes to the school spirit through their organization of whole-school activities including the students, parents and teachers. Read more on our website: http://www.isaz.org/parentsassociation.html.

Teachers

9
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Mandarin
French
Hebrew
Italian
Latin
Spanish
Urdu
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Farsi
Staff details The International School of Arizona (ISA) is a treasured resource and community asset with a staff of over 50 teachers, assistants and administrators from all over the globe, who value multilingualism, international-mindedness and global/cross-cultural awareness. The faculty and staff are the foundation of ISA. We are very proud of the kind, dedicated, experienced, wonderful people who make ISA so special and whose sole mission is to provide academic excellence to your child.

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Grand Canyon University
Partner website Http://www.gcu.edu/

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details ISA welcomes students with no prior language skill at all levels. A pre-entry review may be required to assess a student’s academic ability and ascertain the commitment of the parents and child to an academically-rigorous language immersion program. The application process can be completed electronically or by mail. Please contact Mrs. Brown at the Admissions Office for more information: sbrown@isaz.org.
Learn more Http://www.isaz.org/admissions.html
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Interview
Transcript
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application fee amount $150
Application fee waivers available? No
Tuition range (low) $10,550
Tuition range (high) $13,100
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Vouchers accepted No