International School of Arizona

9128 E. San Salvador Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-0852
Tel: (480)874-2326
Grades: NS-8 | 215 students
There is a window of opportunity... Learn a second language now and benefit for a lifetime.
There is a window of opportunity... Learn a second language now and benefit for a lifetime.
As of Summer 2016, we will be relocating to our new campus 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. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 215 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade International School of Arizona Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,795
Admissions Director Sharon Brown
Admissions Associate Sharon Brown

School Notes:

  • After-School Language Classes: Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Saturday Language Classes: French, German, Spanish
  • Summer Camps: French, Spanish
  • Extracurricular Classes: Art, Choir, Chess, Dance, Scrapbooking, Tennis, Guitar, JumpBunch, Judo, robotics & Yoga

Profile last updated: 01/08/2016

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Middle and Upper School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School (1 miles away)
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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, 07/24/15
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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