International School of Arizona

9522 E. San Salvador Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-0852
Tel: (480)874-2326
Grades: NS-8 | 231 students
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ISA has moved into our newly acquired campus and has consolidated its 3 sites into one new home at 9522 E. San Salvador Drive. We offer full time/full week French and Spanish immersion programs for children from the early childhood ages of 2, through our Middle School at 8th grade.
The French program follows the curriculum of the French Ministry of Education and the Spanish program follows the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain.
Our curriculum, which emphasizes second language acquisition through immersion, also focuses on integrating subjects, as in STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Environment, Arts and Math).
We offer rigorous traditional academic subjects, as well as fine arts, music, eLearning and physical education.
We introduce the third language in grade 4 and English language arts is introduced from PreK (4 years old).
Our after school program offers homework class, to help children whose parents do not dominate in the target language, as well as judo, coding, robotics, chess, gymnastics, and much more.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 231 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade International School of Arizona Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jul. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,795
Admissions Director Allison Grady
Admissions Associate Debbie Blum

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballGymnasticsSoccer,
TennisVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Our small school advantage will give your (grand)-children their future edge for university admissions and in the workplace: 
  • Enroll now and observe: -academic and native proficiency in two and three languages-highly developed brain functioning leading toward improved creativity, critical thinking, social skills & problem solving-combination of rigorous European & U.S. teaching styles-Triple accreditation: French Ministry of Ed., Spain Cervantes Institute, U.S. AdvancEd-English scores 1-2 years above grade level on U.S. norm-referenced examinations-Tailored programs for older students with no Spanish/French/English proficiency-Innovator lab (maker space) for creativity and design opportunities-small school AND small class size advantage-unique after school activities and extra care offerings-your child`s happiness-your family`s integration into a diverse, multicultural, multi-ethnic community
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School Reviews

I have two children that attend ISA, and I have loved this school. I am very picky, and have researched schools extensively. You just can't beat learning a second language. This school is rare in that language immersion is COMPLETE; this is really the only way to be truly fluent. They get English instruction, and score high in English tests, and state tests that are in English--no worries there. I feel like any concern I have will be addressed. The parents are very involved, and it is a true community feel to the school! There truly is no other school like it in AZ. Both directors are great, and are SO involved with the school.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
We also send our children there and love the education they receive and the dedication of the teachers and staff. You will be amazed how quickly they learn a second language.
- Posted by Parent, 08/20/12
Our children have been going to the school for years and it is the best gift we could have ever given them. They have a great understanding of the world and are fluent in a second language. Very challenging curriculum.
- Posted by Parent, 06/01/12

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