Admissions into the International Student Program

BASIS offers study programs at two types of schools, our Charter network in Arizona, and two of our Independent schools. Applications for study at BASIS Independent Brooklyn or BASIS Independent Silicon Valley are processed exclusively through our recruiting partner, EduBoston. To apply, contact Wade Stephens, Director of Admissions via email at, via telephone at (617) 817-4094, or by downloading and completing the application here.

To apply for study at one of our Charter schools (BASIS Ahwatukee, BASIS Chandler, BASIS Flagstaff, BASIS Mesa, BASIS Oro Valley, BASIS Peoria, BASIS Phoenix, BASIS Scottsdale, BASIS Tucson North) follow the instructions below.

Step #1 For BASIS Charter Schools:
Download and complete the application PDF icon.

For BASIS Independent Schools contact:
Steven Machson
Associate of Admissions, EduBoston
(617) 817-4094
Step #2

Submit non-refundable application fee via the internet here (charter schools only)

Applications will not be considered for review until the application fee is paid in full.

The completed and signed application can be emailed to us at or mailed to the following address:

BASIS Global International Student Program
7975 N. Hayden Rd., Suite B204
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

The deadline for general applications to our public schools has passed, however there are limited seats remaining for the 2016-17 school year and applications for these seats are still being reviewed. If you would like to be considered for admission at this time, please contact us at prior starting the application process, to see if your application will be reviewed.

Step #3 The International Student Program utilizes our own placement tests to determine each student's level of academic preparedness. Standardized test scores may also be required for entrance. Each international student must complete required placement tests and participate in an interview in English, via Skype or in-person.

Acceptance into the program is dependent on our review of transcripts, teacher evaluations, placement test results, level of English proficiency, and overall maturity of the student.
Step #4 If accepted, students must pay program fees in full. BASIS will issue Form I-20 only upon receiving full program fees payment.
Step #5 Schedule an F-1 visa interview at a U.S. Consulate office in the student's home country. International students must make their own arrangements for such interviews.
Step #6 Arrive in the U.S. no more than 30 days prior to the Program Start Date listed on the student's Form I-20.

Report to Designated School Official immediately upon arrival.
Step #7 Attend mandatory Student Orientation prior to the Program Start Date.

Graduation Requirements

American BASIS students have the option to graduate at the end of grade 11 after completing all of the requirements for BASIS.ed graduation. In order for international students to be eligible for graduation and a BASIS diploma, they must first meet all minimum BASIS graduation requirements as well as state graduation requirements. Therefore, the BASIS Global does not guarantee that international students enrolled in grade 11 will be eligible for graduation or obtain a BASIS diploma upon completion of their 11th grade year.

Being at BASIS Scottsdale is one of the most significant decisions I have ever made, and probably the wisest one so far. Learning is an everyday pleasure — though tough — here with the amiable teachers and the brilliant students; the school life is enriching, delightful, and fascinating.

Code of Conduct

Please review the International Student Code of Conduct.