Peoria is the newest location for a BASIS charter school, a premier school that has been recognized as a top 10 school in the nation by Businessweek, Newsweek, US News and World Report, and the Washington Post. BASIS was created as a college preparatory school that would educate American students at the same level as their international peers in top performing countries such as Finland, Canada, and Japan. The guiding philosophy was simple: implement a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, hold students and teachers accountable for results, and recruit and retain teachers who are knowledgeable in their discipline and effective at communicating difficult concepts in an understandable way. For more information, go to www.basisschools.org.
The Northwest Valley offers a plethora of opportunities for higher education. ASU’s West Campus, the ThunderbirdSchool of Global Management, Midwestern University, and Western International University provide the spectrum of education and training from international business to osteopathic medicine.
Higher education is also the top priority for the City of Peoria and the city is currently engaged with a university recruiter to help secure higher education expansions of residential universities. For more information on this initiative, please click here.
Furthermore, Peoria Unified School District, the third largest school district in Arizona serving 38,000 students, consistently beats state and county test scores. PUSD received Gold Medal recognition and was rated in the top 17 percent of the 1,500 top-ranking school districts nationwide by Expansion Magazine.