Public and Private Schools in Tucson

Public Schools

Tucson and its surrounding areas are served by several local school districts. Arizona’s K-12 Academic Standards, adopted in 2010, are based on Common Core Standards and are meant to provide students with the skills necessary to pursue a higher education and to prepare students for careers.

Some of the school districts in the Tucson area include:

  • Amphitheater School District
  • Marana Unified School District
  • Tucson Unified School District
  • Flowing Wells School District
  • Sunnyside Unified School District
  • Tanque Verde Unified School District
  • Vail School District
  • Sahuarita Unified School District

Private and Charter Schools

There are also several options for private schools in the Tucson metro-area as well. There are both parochial and charter schools to serve the specific needs of families and offer an alternative to public schools for college preparation. Each school provides its own focus and mission while offering something different for students.

Some of the private schools in Tucson include:

  • Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
  • Salpointe Catholic High School
  • Tucson Hebrew Academy
  • Green Fields School
  • Desert Valley Christian School
  • Satori Schools
  • St. Paul’s Academy
  • Redeemer Lutheran School
  • Legacy Traditional School

Some of the charter schools in Tucson include:

  • BASIS Tucson
  • Tucson Country Day School
  • Tucson International Academy
  • Sonoran Science Academy
  • La Paloma Academy
  • Academy of Math and Science