International Schools in Arizona

The International School of Tucson ("IST"), located in central Tucson near
the University of Arizona, offers full-immersion Pre-School and Kindergarten
programmes in French, German and Spanish and dual-immersion Elementary
French / English, German / English and Spanish/English.

IST is one of the German government's World wide Partner
Schools, one of only 10 in the USA and is recognized by the Zentralstelle
fuer das Auslandsschulwesen (Overseas Schools Office of the German federal
government). The School is also currently in the process of aligning its
programme standards with the German standards for overseas schools.

The International School of Arizona ("ISA"), located in central Scottsdale near the 101 and Shea Blvd., offers French and Spanish immersion Pre-School and Elementary programs. Extra-curricular activities include after-school and/or Saturday language classes in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, & Spanish. A children's choir, foreign language summer camps and various cultural activities are also organized each year. Local cultural organizations such as the Arizona Funken hold practice sessions for their traditional Karnival dance group on the ISA campus and ISA also organizes an annual Children's Storytime and Poetry/Rhyme Reading event for students ages 5-17 each year to promote foreign language learning.