International School of Arizona

"Give your child the life-long gift of a second language."
The International School of Arizona specializes in bilingual language fluency and academic excellence.
Our fully accredited French and Spanish Immersion programs start in Early Childhood at 18 months and go through 8th Grade Middle School.
Middle School also offers a US program with second language learning.
Our evolving, adaptive curriculum follows the requirements of the French Ministry of Education / Le Ministre de l`Education Nationale and the Spanish Ministry of Education / El Instituto Cervantes de Espana.
Our U.S. curriculum offers English Language Arts, U.S. Math, Science and Social Studies.
We offer after school activities, extended care and language immersion summer camps.
WHY BILINGUAL? Bilingual students outperform their counterparts on English tests, are more likely to seek a higher education and exhibit greater communication skills.
In today`s global marketplace, it is one of the greatest assets your child can bring to their future. Our mission is to provide a progressive international education and advanced multilingual academics in a safe, diverse and nurturing environment.
Our innovative and individualized approach to learning prepares highly motivated students for prestigious college preparatory high schools.

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Top Rankings

International School of Arizona ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
317 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
International School of Arizona Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
School Uniform Required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The tuition costs vary according to grade levels and we offer early bird discounts, sibling discounts and accept STO funds.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Francis Marie Hewitt


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Mad Science, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Guitar, Painting, Rhythm & Percussion

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Martial Arts, Tennis

School Notes

  • The International School of Arizona focuses on educating and developing students to be multilingual, global citizens who have the drive, capacity and skills to positively impact the world.
  • We are a private, non-profit, independent school that is dedicated to academic excellence, advanced multilingual fluency, and global awareness. As an international community, we have a culturally diverse group of students, families, staff and faculty.
  • French and Spanish immersion programs start at 18 months to Grade 8, and an English program with second language acquisition is available in Middle School, no prior language immersion needed.
  • Located in the heart of Scottsdale Arizona, our campus offers a safe and nurturing environment with small class sizes and highly qualified teachers who are native French, Spanish and English speakers.
  • Our evolving, adaptive curriculum follows the requirements of theFrench Ministry of Education / Le Ministre de l`Education Nationaleand theSpanish Ministry of Education / El Ministerio De Education y Ciencia.
  • The curriculum is brought to life for each of our students by our amazing ISA teachers - our greatest asset and the foundation of our school. With vast international backgrounds, teaching experiences and advanced degrees held by many, your child will expand and develop their social skills, manners, experiential art, music and academics - all immersed in French or Spanish language.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does International School of Arizona cost?
International School of Arizona's tuition is approximately $16,300 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of International School of Arizona?
The acceptance rate of International School of Arizona is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 88%.
What sports does International School of Arizona offer?
International School of Arizona offers 2 interscholastic sports: Tennis and Volleyball.
What is International School of Arizona's ranking?
International School of Arizona ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for International School of Arizona?
The application deadline for International School of Arizona is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is International School of Arizona located?
International School of Arizona is located in the Central Scottsdale neighborhood of Scottsdale, AZ. There are 6 other private schools located in Central Scottsdale.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
This school has been a wonderful gift for my Son. The quality of teachers and curriculum is outstanding. The bonus of learning a second language in a true total immersion environment will give my son an advantage in the future. Research shows that immersion students gain additional cognitive, academic, and employment benefits. I have to say it is working for my son!
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We have 2 children enrolled at ISA and are starting our fifth year at the school. We have been here since our oldest started in the B level class for 3 year olds. We have had out children at THREE different immersion preschools in Scottsdale. We decided on ISA because we feel it has an excellent curriculum, and we want to extend the immersion experience for our children BEYOND the preschool years. The programs at ISA are certified by the governments in Spain and France and taught by native speakers. For these reasons, we have been very happy at ISA. If you want your children to be able to read, write, communicate, sing and even do performances in a second language with ease, go check out this school. If you want your child to have skills in a second and even third language for future jobs (think medical, business, law, international work), please check out this school. Immersion is a gift for a child. Visit classes at your child's grade level and a few years ahead to get the full picture. Talk to parents who have been at the school for a while. Ask about the after school programming and enrichment programs too. Just another note: Several of the preschool grades do fill up and have waitlists. This is frustrating for parents who want to enter the school and then don't have a slot. Children can and do enter in later grades (K, 1, 2, 3, etc...) too, but the hardest part for new parents is trying to get in when there are small class sizes and only 1 class of French and 1 class of Spanish per grade. Check out the school early. You will know if it is a good fit for your family. Best of luck on your decision!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The average private school tuition in Scottsdale, AZ is $16,350 for elementary schools and $17,075 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Scottsdale, AZ is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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