International School of Arizona

International School of Arizona Photo #1 - There is a window of opportunity... Learn a second language now and benefit for a lifetime.
  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedyes
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students231 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeInternational School of Arizona Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,795
Admissions DirectorCynthia Bills


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsGymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballGymnasticsSoccer,

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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  • Scottsdale
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    Grades: 4-9 | 5 students
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    6.1 miles
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  • Scottsdale
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    7.5 miles
    20624 N. 76th St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    7.5 PK-8
  • Scottsdale
    Goretti Preschool And Kindergarten
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    Grades: PK-K | 69 students
    3.3 miles
    6261 N. Granite Reef Road
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    3.3 PK-K
  • Scottsdale
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    Grades: PK-K | 67 students
    5.7 miles
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    5.7 PK-K

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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