for the Tucson Area
For families, finding the right school, preschool, or child care is a top priority. The following resources are provided to help you orient yourself to your child care and school choices.
Arizona Department of Education
School Report Cards: The Arizona Department of Education rates all public and charter schools on an A-F scale. You can search a specific school or district, or click the “Search by Location” tab and enter a zip code or city to find a list of all schools in that geographical area, with letter grades and links to school websites.
A-Rated Public and Charter Schools
Tucson Area Public School Districts
Tucson-area public school districts have open enrollment, so you may enroll in the school or school district of your choice, if space is available and you provide your own transportation to a nonlocal school.
District Schools – Pima County
- Amphitheater (west-northwest Tucson)
- Catalina Foothills (north)
- Continental Elementary School District (Green Valley)
- Flowing Wells (near northwest Tucson)
- Marana (far northwest)
- Sahuarita (south of Tucson)
- Sunnyside (southside Tucson)
- Tanque Verde (far eastside)
- Tucson Unified (central Tucson)
- Vail (east of Tucson)
- Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Check school calendars to learn their start dates. Many begin the first week in August.
Child Care Resources
- Childcare Resources & Referral
- Arizona Department of Economic Security/Child Care
- Arizona Child Care Aware
Need even greater in-depth assistance? Above & Beyond partners with a School Search Consultant. Elie Gaines, Owner of All Schools Consulting, has fee-based services to help you find the best school fit for your family. If helpful for you to learn more, we would be happy to introduce you.