IST is dedicated to developing globally minded, internationally confident students through the delivery of a unique education in immersive language learning, cultural understanding, leadership and character development.
Immersive language learning in four languages is supported by the Cambridge International Curriculum recognised worldwide as the International Gold standard.

Quick Stats (2022)

Top Rankings

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


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
284 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
International School Of Tucson Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please see our website for tuition rates as they vary from Nursery through Middle School
Summer Program Cost Notes
Dependent on the number of days taken
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Dawn Bryce


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Lego Club, Math Club, Science Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir and media club, music lessons

School Notes

  • The International School of Tucson is a leading International School committed to offering the Tucson community an unequaled world class international education. We believe that we are the only school in the United States that offer an immersion language program in four languages combined with one of the worlds best curriculum. Our unique curriculum offers a full language immersion in Spanish, Chinese, French and German in the Preschool and a dual immersion in Spanish, Chinese, French and German in the Junior School. We are a non-profit making, non-selective, co-educational school that provides a comprehensive and well-balanced education to children of wide ranging abilities. We emphasize learning-to-learn skills, citizenship and preparation for a successful life in an inter-cultural world. We provide a stimulating, challenging yet supportive environment for a student body of over 20 nationalities.
  • A good education is the best legacy you can leave your child and IST understands that with the world becoming a global village, education should enhance a child`s ability to excel anywhere in the world. With this in mind, we strive to educate young people to become leaders who will be at the forefront of the rapid economic and social development sweeping through the world. The demands of living and working in a global economic community necessitates adaptable and flexible young people with the skill-set, knowledge and character to contribute and shape the future and meet the many challenges that lie ahead.
  • International School of Tucson has, therefore, developed a curriculum that is full of experiences, activities and opportunities which will nurture young people who are well-rounded and capable young men and women. All students will be entitled to receive high quality international education that not only caters for their diverse intellectual needs, but also guarantees that their physical, emotional, social and health needs are met. 
  • Every graduate of our school is a bilingual, bi-literate global citizen and is well placed for future educational progression anywhere in the world.
  • We look forward to welcoming you to our school to show you how we strive to open the world to our students.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
A great school! Definitely go above and beyond for my girls! Different activities to keep the kids engaged!
- Posted by
I have had my children in the school for five and a half years. They have gone through the infant program all the way to second grade (currently). We couldn't be happier with the school. Academics are excellent, language immersion is superb, and the teachers and staff are exceptional. Small classes and multiple after school activities in addition to art, music, and physical education programs contribute to our children's educational experience being very well rounded. Aside from the amazing amazing community as a whole, one of my favorite aspects of IST is the love of learning that is promoted throughout every class at every age. It is a wonderful school and I highly recommend it.
- Posted by
I have recently started two sons at this school in Grade 2, one in French and the other in Spanish. The tuition is excellent from native speakers and already my sons are conversing in basic language. Many of their class (of 12) are bilingual having been in immersion since preschool. The curriculum is very strong and taught by experienced international teachers. After school clubs are awesome. Overall this is an outstanding school built on language, fun and academics.
- Posted by
My two children have been in the school since kindergarten and have progressed superbly well. Both have progressed incredibly well and have become bilingual. They are both on course for early graduation. Thanks IST
- Posted by

Endorse International School Of Tucson. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

5 Ways To Protect Your Child From Bullying
5 Ways To Protect Your Child From Bullying
Bullying lurks everywhere. Learn the warning signs and how to protect your child.
Questions! Questions! Questions!
Questions! Questions! Questions!
If you are beginning to think about sending your child to private school, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some answers to your more common questions.
Marketing Your School: Welcoming New Students
Marketing Your School: Welcoming New Students
Why is welcoming students so important? Because it makes new students and their families feel that they are part of the school community from Day 1. More about this valuable marketing tool here.

Quick Stats (2022)

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Tucson, AZ is $8,798 for elementary schools and $12,029 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tucson, AZ is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links