The University of Arizona main campus and the Arizona Health Sciences Center are located in the heart of the Tucson metropolitan area, where more than one million people live, work, and play. The Sonoran Desert landscape in the Tucson basin is surprisingly lush, and the four surrounding mountain ranges offer sky islands of cool forests. Tucson ranks in the top five cities for entrepreneurs, innovations, and 20-somethings, and in the top 10 for best U.S. cycling towns. Tucson is the second-largest city in Arizona after the state capital of Phoenix, and these two cities anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor, a coalition of economic development groups representing the Flagstaff, Phoenix, Pinal County, Tucson, and Yuma regions. With an average of 350 sunny days a year, Tucson is ideal for year-round outdoor activities and boasts a wealth of unique artistic and cultural venues to explore and experience.

Community Overview Surrounding Communities
Schools and Child-Care Resources Tucson-Area School Districts
  • Pima County has 241 non-charter public schools in 18 districts, enrolling more than 160,000 students. The 84 charter schools offer a range of curricula to both elementary and secondary students. There are also more than 50 private, self-regulating elementary and secondary schools in the Tucson area.
  • For parents, 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. They do not constitute an endorsement of any option by the University of Arizona or the Division of Human Resources.
  • Arizona Department of Education
  • A-Rated Public and Charter Schools
  • GreatSchools.org
  • PrivateSchoolReview.com
  • SchoolDigger.com
  • All Schools Considered: school search consultant, preschool - grade 12 (fee for services)
  • Child Care Resource & Referral: Information about child-care providers throughout Arizona.
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