SIS-Phoenix -- Celebrating 15 years of Academic Excellence
August 12, 2016
Dear SIS-Phoenix Community & Prospective Parents:
It is my pleasure as School Director to welcome you to the SIS-Phoenix website and invite you to learn more about our school’s many successes and achievements over the 15 years it has been in operation.
SIS-Phoenix first opened its doors back in 2001 with a mission to provide children in the South Mountain Village area with a top-quality, K-8 education that would prepare them for success. From its humble beginnings on a lot that was reserved as a farmers’ market, SIS-Phoenix has put down roots and grown to become an active member of the community, educating young students who have a solid foundation of knowledge and skills and are committed to giving back to their community.
Over the past 15 years, SIS-Phoenix has celebrated many achievements. The school has educated over 2,500 students who have gone on to attend premiere high schools in the South Mountain Village, Tempe, and Central Phoenix areas, and later been accepted to and graduated from top universities in the state including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. We are proud of our students’ achievements as college graduates and even more proud of those who have come back to SIS-Phoenix as teachers.
And our achievements do not end there. SIS-Phoenix successfully earned re-accreditation from Accreditation International and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The school was recently awarded a 20-year charter renewal by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, and the school consistently earns high grades from the Arizona Department of Education letter grades. In fact, SIS-Phoenix has earned an “A” or “B” rating since the Arizona Department of Education started issuing letter grades.
The school’s achievements have been made possible through the SABIS® Educational System™, a comprehensive educational program that is backed by 130 years of success. The system, which is used in SABIS® Network schools around the globe, has links back to 1886, when the first school in the network was opened with a mission to make a difference. That difference is felt today by SIS-Phoenix students, who gain a solid foundation of knowledge and acquire the skills they need to achieve future success.
Further contributing to SIS-Phoenix’s achievements are our committed, dedicated staff and supportive parents and community members, all of whom have invested heart and soul in shaping the lives of our 700+ students. We appreciate your ongoing support and thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education.
The entire SIS-Phoenix team and I are looking forward to a great 2016-17 school year filled with opportunities to celebrate 15 years of achievements.
Will Henry, M.Ed.