Our mission is to cultivate an ecological sensibility, wherein students rediscover a connection to the natural environment through a focused combination of diverse, integrated coursework and direct, experiential learning.
Sky Islands is in it's 12th year as Tucson's environmentally-focused high school, and has about 80 students. The school occupies 12 acres in central Tucson, and has 20 chickens, 24 raised garden beds, an orchard, and a commercial kitchen for culinary arts classes. 200 trees have been planted on the property, with many more planned. Sky Islands’ students take a demanding sequence of core classes in math, science, social studies, and language arts. The school also offers courses in Urban Horticulture, Watershed Management, Media Studies, Computer Science, a 4-year studio arts program, and a 4-year classical Lead Guitar program in partnership with University of Arizona College of Fine Arts.