ISAYes! Capital Campaign

Let’s Build our Future Together

Our children have big dreams…

At the International School of Arizona, we’re here to make a positive difference in our children’s education and provide the environment in which their dreams come to life. Our ISAYes! Capital Campaign aims to enhance our international education, develop our campus infrastructure, and retain and attract nurturing teaching professionals, all of which is key to our students’ success.  A healthy financial outlook allows our teachers to focus on their priority to educate our students, it instills confidence among our families, and attracts new families to grow our school community.  Together, we focus on our bright future.

Our School

The International School of Arizona­ is a nonprofit, independent school, educating students in a comprehensive dual international curriculum, from aged 2 through 8th grade, dedicated to academic excellence, advanced multilingual fluency and global awareness.

Our school is a welcoming and dynamic place to learn. Our talented teachers bring out the best in our students.  We offer small classes taught by native speakers – English, French and Spanish.  Our education continuum provides a progressive approach to learning, which develops cognitive and problem solving skills, and ensures academic fluency in English, French and Spanish.   Our students test 2-3 grade levels above the national private school average.   Our international education prepares students for the top area high school and most prestigious universities worldwide.  Our school is recognized internationally by accreditation of the French Ministry of Education, the Spanish Ministry of Education (Institute Cervantes), AdvancedED and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide a progressive international education and advanced multilingual academics in a safe, diverse, and nurturing environment. Our innovative and individualized approach to learning prepares highly motivated students for prestigious college preparatory high schools.

As international educators, we aspire to be recognized worldwide as progressive leaders making a difference in the lives of our students.   We teach academic excellence, promote global awareness and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Needs and Benefits

To prepare for the needs of our students, we strive to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed for success in an increasingly interconnected world. The International School of Arizona 2013-2015 Strategic Plan presented the goal to secure a permanent campus with state of the art technology, which allowed for consolidation of the two campuses and significant growth of the school.  In November 2015, our nonprofit school acquired the Scottsdale campus, a centrally located, 59,500 sq.ft., three-story building situated on 3.7 acres with an abundance of mature desert trees and vegetation.

Through the approval of a Conditional Use Permit from the City of Scottsdale in August 2015, the property is zoned and permitted for the International School of Arizona to provide daycare, elementary and middle schools for over 600 students. Future expansion to a high school is an allowed use under the I-1 zoning and the campus has sufficient parking, if this strategic direction is desired by the school.

Our new campus now features 25 first-class, high tech classrooms, a 4000 sq.ft. cafeteria, numerous multi-purpose rooms, a three story central staircase, a large fitness room, a music/performance room, two large outside play areas and an outside dining area.

Future phases of campus expansion will include the third floor development of additional classroom space for the middle school (which could accommodate up to 120 students), a dedicated science lab, and other specialty art or fitness rooms.   Outdoor amenities may include an indoor/outdoor gymnasium, soccer field or ball field, running track, desert habitat, as the Conditional Use Permit allows for future development on over 80 parking stalls of the East Parking Lot.

Our Campaign Summary

I. Teacher Endowment Fund – $500,000
  • Continued source of income for teachers salaries
II. Legacy Naming Opportunities – $50,000 – $1,000,000+
  • Campus Name
  • Early Childhood School Name
  • Lower School Name
  • Library – First Floor
  • Maker’s Space Lab
  • Cafeteria/Commons
  • Culinary Lab
  • Music room
  • EC Playground
  • LC Playground
  • Patio
  • Classrooms
  • Teachers’ Lounge
  • Recognition on campaign plaque $500-$10,000
III. Fiscal Sustainability – Endowments, Reserves & Debt Reduction
  • Establish Program Specific Endowments
  • Replenish Reserves
  • Debt Reduction
IV. Campus Expansion – 3rd Floor & Recreation
  • Middle School classrooms
  • Library
  • Cultural center
  • Outside recreational opportunities