Schools

Fountain Hills School District

The Fountain Hills Unified School District has earned a reputation for excellent academic programs, noteworthy student achievement, and high levels of parent and community involvement. The district has earned respect throughout the state as a small, friendly, high achieving district with well-trained and motivated staff. Serving 1,529 students on four main campuses, our schools include:

  • McDowell Mountain Elementary School - Preschool through 3rd grade - 480.664.5200
  • Four Peaks Elementary – 4th through 5th grades - 480.664.5400
  • Fountain Hills Middle School - 6th through 8th grades – 480.664.5400
  • Fountain Hills High School - 9th through 12th grades – 480.664.5500

FHUSD students consistently take home academic awards in science, math, and other curriculum when competing with students from other districts in Arizona. It is this high degree of student achievement that attracts top students and teachers from around the state and country to the Fountain Hills Unified School District.

Fountain Hills also offers a Montessori preschool for children ages 2 – 5. It’s a tuition-free charter school following the Montessori program of providing curricula designed to take full advantage of the self-motivation and unique ability of each child to develop his or her own capabilities.

BASIS Scottsdale – minutes from Fountain Hills

Basis Scottsdale Primary

K – 3rd grades
7214 E Jenan Drive, Scottsdale  (480) 391-1099

Basis School

4th – 12th grades
SW corner of Shea Blvd. and 128th Street, Scottsdale  (480) 451-7500
Opening fall of 2016, the school is under construction on the corner of Shea Blvd. and 128th Street, less than one mile from the Fountain Hills boundary.

U.S. News and World Report 2016 named Basis High School 1st in AZ and #2 in the National Rankings for best high school.

The BASIS.ed K-4 program has been developed to help prepare students for the high-achieving curriculum in the BASIS.ed Lower School (grades 5-7) and Upper School (grades 8-12). To ensure superior instruction, we have two teachers in each classroom.

BASIS Charter Schools offer students something no other American public school does: An education that prepares them according to the highest, most rigorous international standards. Their schools have been ranked consistently among the best schools in the United States — and the world.

BASIS Scottsdale opened in 2003, the second school to feature the BASIS.ed course of study, Grades 5-12. Over a decade later, the standards are higher than ever. BASIS Scottsdale boasts an elevated humanities program and a carefully constructed math and science curriculum, which is on par with the high achieving educational programs found in Europe and Asia.

The Lower School program focuses on building organizational and study skills and creating a deep knowledge base necessary for students to tackle the demanding AP-based upper school curriculum. Latin, general science and physical geography are introduced in Grade 5. Physics, chemistry and biology are in Grade 6. Seventh graders have the opportunity to study Mandarin, French or Spanish.

The BASIS Upper School is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 high school programs in the country by U.S. News, Newsweek, and The Washington Post.