Schools & Education
Rancho Vistoso falls in the Amphitheater School District, also known as Amphi or District 10.
Schools and Education
Rancho Vistoso falls in the Amphitheater School District, also known as Amphi or District 10. There are several different schools in the district, but we are focusing on the schools in the Rancho Vistoso attendance area. Oro Valley also has one of the top charter schools in the nation, BASIS, as well as 5 private schools and seven or so pre-schools.
Higher education is also readily accessible via the U of A, Pima County Community College, and other institutions. We have also included some tutoring centers on this page.
If you feel there is anything we have missed, please contact us and let us know!
Amphitheater K-12 Public Schools (Rancho Vistoso Attendance Area)
Coronado K-8 School
Ironwood Ridge High School
Painted Sky Elementary School
Oro Valley Charter Schools
BASIS Oro Valley
The BASIS schools ranked in two of the top five spots (Scottsdale BASIS #3, Tucson BASIS # 5) of ALL public schools in the nation as chosen by Newsweek magazine. BASIS Oro Valley is poised to become part of that elite list as they will graduate their first group of seniors in 2012. The BASIS formula is highly challenging (BASIS Tucson was ranked the most challenging high school in the country by The Washington Post), providing an “accelerated liberal arts education at internationally competitive levels for all students.”
Leman Academy of Excellence
The popular Leman Academy recently opened its doors to K-6 (including a pre-kinder program for the 3-4 year old set), with plans to add a grade in both 2018 & 2019 for and end goal of being a pre-K through 8 by 2019. You can learn all about them by visiting their website, or calling the Oro Valley Leman Academy directly at 520-912-4005.
Oro Valley K-12 Private Schools
asas Christian School (K – 8th grade)
Immaculate Heart Academy (K – 8th grade)
Immaculate Heart High School (9th – 12th grade)
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy (6th – 12th grade)
Oro Valley Preschools
Casas Christian Preschool
Immaculate Heart Academy (Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten)
KinderCare Learning Center
Pusch Ridge Preschool & Kindergarten
Resurrection Lutheran Child Development Center
The University of Arizona
The first university in the state of Arizona, founded a full 27 years before the Arizona Territory received it’s statehood, the U of A offers 334 fields of study with degrees for bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and professional. Included on the campus is the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. The University has extensive research programs, excellent libraries, and winning sports programs and so much more at the beautiful campus just a mile northeast of downtown Tucson.
Pima County Community College
At Pima County Community College, you can earn an Associate’s degree, gather credits to transfer to another school, receive several professional certifications and much more. Convenient campus locations include the Northwest Campus on Shannon Road, located just under a 20 minute drive from Ranch Vistoso. They also offer online courses.
Learn more about this great community college on their website.
University of Phoenix
Originally founded over 30 years ago to provide working adults with local opportunities for higher education with flexible schedules, the University of Phoenix has greatly evolved into one of the foremost online and flexible universities in the world. Online learning has become increasingly popular, and will continue to do so. The University of Phoenix offers Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs. Tucson has two University of Phoenix campus sites, one on River Road and one on Craycroft if you prefer in person learning.
Explore the University of Phoenix- Tucson Campus webpage and learn more.
Tutoring Centers and Programs
The Tutoring Center
The Tutoring Center offers a multitude of different programs—math, reading, writing, honors and enrichment programs, SAT prep and more. They are located in Rancho Vistoso in the Safeway Plaza.